Emily assists clients in navigating complex water problems.
She has 12 years of experience advising individual water right owners, water wholesalers, municipalities, mining companies, developers, mutual shareholder irrigation companies, and other water users. Her strategic projects practice extends to innovative policy work and specialty water project management, such as acting as the Utah Water Banking Project Manager.
Emily is quickly becoming known as an innovative thought leader in the water space. She is adept at using humor, candor, and creativity to come to workable water solutions. Her breadth of knowledge allows her to quickly identify the issues, make connections between information siloes, and engage the right people. She is developing a niche expertise that combines knowledge of technical solutions, such as telemetry and modeling, market tools, legal and policy recommendations, and collaborative voluntary arrangements for water sharing. This expertise allows her to craft practical proposals that meet the moment and are adaptive to a changing world.
Emily is fortunate to be working on some of the Western United States most pressing water problems, including:
• Compliance with the Colorado River Compact and Colorado River issues
• Promoting and building water markets in Utah and surrounding states
• Engaging in policy and legislative initiatives to modernize western Water Law
• Preparing legal strategies to bring water to the Great Salt Lake, a waterbody of
• Working with large agricultural producers to implement water conservation practices and
• Navigating complex federal water contracts and federal water projects
• Designing drought and climate resiliency action plans
• Advising on complicated issues of conjunctive management between competing surface
and ground water rights
As an ancillary part of her practice, Emily hosts a well-received weekly podcast, Ripple Effect (https://www.clydesnow.com/category/media/podcasts/), discussing hot water issues with water experts around the world. She is working on expanding her media efforts to create water education videos that explain complicated legal concepts with engaging visuals. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Water Law at the SJ Quinney College of Law, at the University of Utah and serves as a mentor to young law students and natural resources attorneys. Emily sits as the Water Law Chair for the Energy and Natural Resources Section of the Utah Bar.
Emily is passionate about her work. Water is essential to all aspects of life and requires careful and conscientious stewardship. She is grateful to work in a community of caring professionals committed to building a better tomorrow.