A Writer's Tale

Kevin Land Patrick

A Bit About Myself

SELECTED Writings, Speeches and AuthoRSHIPS

What Lies Ahead for Interstate Water Compacts, Bloomberg Webinar, June 26, 2014.

The Future of Interstate Compacts: The “Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann” Case Highlights What Works and What Doesn’t, 32nd American Bar Association Water Conference. Las Vegas, NM 2014

Chair, 5th Annual Cambridge Water Forum, an invitational round-table discussion between 40 of the most influential practitioners in the field of water nationwide to discuss tribal water resources, the economics of water, approaches to resolving large scale water conflicts, interstate conflicts, and  the water/energy nexus. Santa Fe, NM 2014

Chair and Speaker, Colorado’s Water Disposal Regulations in the Niobrara Formation.  Colorado Water Summit’s Oil and Gas Water Management Workshop. Denver, CO 2014

Interstate and International Water Panel—Water for Texas, Texas Bar Association’s Annual Changing Face of Water Rights in Texas Conference, San Antonio, TX 2014 

Beyond the Fracking Wars, Co-Author. Chapter: Western Water Law & Hydraulic Fracturing, American Bar Association Publishing 2013. ISBN 978-1-62722-163-4

Chair, 4th Annual Cambridge Water Forum, an invitational round-table discussion  to discuss tribal water resources, the economics of water, approaches to resolving large scale water conflicts, interstate conflicts, and  the water/energy nexus. Santa Fe, NM 2013

Chair & Moderator, Environmental & Water Management for Niobrara Hydraulic Fracturing Operations, 3rd Annual Niobrara Infrastructure Development Summit, Denver, CO 2013

Water as an Article of Commerce: Water and the Commerce Clause, 18th Annual Tulane Environmental Summit,

New Orleans, LA 2013


Sustainable Water Resource Issues, Water Rights Panel, American Renewable Energy (AREDAY) Summit, Aspen, CO 2012

Dealing with Shortages: Examples from the West, Water Stress, Houston, TX 2012

Chair, 3rd  Annual Cambridge Water Forum, an invitational round-table discussion . Las Vegas, NV 2012

Comparing Water Supply Challenges of the Major US Shale Plays Posed by Hydraulic Fracturing, ALI-ABA Live Webcast presentation. 2011

Compelling Adaptive Water Management to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change, presentation, XIV World Water Congress, Porto de Galinhas, Brazil, 2011

Border Wars: Non-State Litigants Before the Supreme Court on Interstate Water Transfers, Speech and Paper presented at the 29th Annual American Bar Association Water Conference. San Diego, CA, 2011

Chair , Cambridge Water Forum, an invitational round-table discussion  to discuss water supply challenges of the nation over the next 50 years. Sausalito, CA 2010

What Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know About Water Rights in Difficult Economic Times, Colorado Bar Associations’ Annual Real Estate Law Conference, Keystone, CO, 2009

Long Range Municipal Water Planning, CLE International’s Oklahoma Water Law Conference. Oklahoma City, OK, 2009.

Challenges in Obtaining Out-of-State Water Supplies for Texas, Texas Water Institute’s Annual Water Conference,

Austin, TX, 2007

Water Rights and Permitting for Wetland Banks and Wetland Mitigation in the Western States, CLE International National Wetlands Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2007

 Keynote Speaker, INTERSTATE WATER TRANSFERSWestern Coalition of Arid States Convention, San Antonio, TX, 2007

Unique Characteristics of Water Supply Planning for Resort Communities, CLE International Resort Development Conference, Vail, CO, 2006

Water and Wastewater Security in the International Market Place, Center for International Legal Studies Convocation, Montreal, Canada,  2006

Bringing Water to Town: Balancing Municipal and Developer Goals, 23rd Annual American Bar Association Water Conference, San Diego, CA, 2005

Climate Change: Golf Course & Resort Water Resource Planning Considerations, CLE International Colorado SuperWater Conference, Denver, CO, 2004


Water & Waste Water Privatizations: Protecting Foreign Investment, Center for International Legal Studies’ Conference on Protecting Foreign Investment, Kitzbuhel, Austria, 2004

Water Rights and Water Quality Due Diligence for Lenders and Developers, CLE International Conference, Denver, CO, 2003

From the Colorado to the River Jordan: Transboundary Water Disputes, Keynote Speech: National Energy-Environment Law & Policy Institute Conference, Tulsa, OK, 2002

Water and Wastewater Planning in Latin America, Inter-American Bar Convention, Santo Domingo,  Dominican Republic,  2001

Privatization of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in the Americas, International Environmental Law Newsletter, ABA Section of Environment, Energy & Resources, Vol. 3, No.4, 2001

Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Financing, Co-Author, International Project Finance, Transnational Publishers, Inc., N.Y., N.Y., (2000), Library of Congress ISBN 1-57105-139-2 (title) ISBN 1-57105-110-4 (series)

Water and Wastewater Resource and Infrastructure Master Planning and Financing, CLS and the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice, Kitzbühel, Austria, 2000

Creation of Wetland Banks: Permitting and Water Right Issues, CLE International, Denver, CO, 1999

A Comparison of State Ground Water Laws, Tulsa Law Journal, Vol. 30 No. 1