Mike Gates, Director of IT for Water Sage, discusses his software development methodology preferences – and why it works so well when developing stellar products.
Nancy Zalutsky, Water Rights Specialist and Certified Paralegal, compiles the recent Montana water bills that are advancing in legislature. She also discusses ways in which you can track their progress and make your voice heard.
Colleen Coyle discusses tangible action items Montana landowner’s can do to protect their water rights during the water rights reexamination and “second decree” process.
Parker Burgess, Software Developer, discusses what it’s like working for Ponderosa Advisors, developing code for Water Sage and building a platform that is transformative to the water rights community.
Ponderosa Advisor’s in house GIS Analyst, Andrew, discusses how Water Sage has increased his productivity and changed his workflow so that he can provide more value to his internal and external stakeholders.
Kelly Bennett, Managing Partner of Water Sage, takes a look back at what the team has accomplished in 2016 and what we’re planning for 2017.
Texas is facing many of the same challenges as California: drought, population growth, and groundwater depletion. California is in a state of crisis. And there is one aspect of California’s water administration that Texas shares: a patchwork approach to management. How can Texas avoid the same fate?
Rain barrels are in the news again in Colorado, the only state in the US where collection of rainwater is illegal. Many react with a question: why is rainwater capture, a strategy that seems aligned with a water conservation ethic, still illegal in a dry state that needs to conserve water? Others answer just as strongly that the longstanding and tightly managed “prior appropriation” system of Western water rights must be protected. What are some of the finer points overlooked in this debate?
Montana’s Water Policy Interim Committee (WPIC) will hold its next meeting August 29-30 at the Capitol in Helena – and it’s a critical time for water rights holders to become engaged. Even if you belong to a group represented by a lobbyist, now is the time to become better informed and let the Legislature know what you think and how their decisions impact Montana water users.
The Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling on May 2nd that struck down bans and moratoriums on fracking has assured two things: one, a fight about fracking at the ballot box, and two, be on the lookout for other creative production-halting threats. Where are oil and gas companies getting their water from? Is it from a secured, legal and reliable source that know won’t be changing?