Parsons Behle & Latimer has decades of experience representing mining companies in water rights issues. Our water attorneys assist mining clients with the evaluation, acquisition and utilization of groundwater and surface water rights in Nevada, Idaho and Utah. From guiding clients through the application process to performing due diligence on the ownership and status of existing water rights, our water attorneys have extensive experience helping mining clients obtain water rights in the arid West. Our team of water attorneys has extensive experience practicing before the Idaho, Nevada and Utah State Engineers and regularly prosecutes and defends administrative appeals of water right decisions. Additionally, our water attorneys have considerable experience with transactions involving water rights. We regularly draft, review and negotiate water purchase and sale agreements; water lease and option agreements; and other water use agreements. Our water attorneys regularly advise mining companies on the long-term management, protection and perfection of their water rights.