In the past few years, the "water law" domain in Louisiana has seen extensive activity, including the enactment of new statutes governing surface water use, new administrative regulations governing groundwater use, and new opinions of the state Attorney General on the subject of surface water use and the potential liability of persons or entities who utilize surface water without authority. With committees and entities like the Louisiana Groundwater Commission at work drafting additional statutes, there can be no doubt that water law in Louisiana will continue to develop in the immediate future.
Jones Walker – the only law firm in Louisiana to establish a "water law" practice team--is at the forefront of the burgeoning field of Louisiana "water law". In addition to lecturing, presenting, and publishing on current water law issues, our attorneys have advised clients, including both private and state governmental entities, and participated in a wide variety of water-related matters. Based upon its extensive experience with water law issues and its ongoing commitment to monitoring and participating in the development of this area of law, Jones Walker is uniquely positioned to deliver "water law"-related services to its clients.
Recent water-related representations include: