Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 – 8:30 am MDT
Morning Session:                8:30 am – 12:15 pm MDT
Break:                                 12:15 – 1:15 pm MDT
Afternoon Session:             1:15 – 4:30 pm MDT

Understanding Wyoming Groundwater Rights 
and Surface Water Rights
J.M. Stewart

  Ownership of groundwater and surface water
   Regulation of groundwater rights and surface water rights
   Obtaining groundwater rights and surface water rights
   Application and permitting process
   Amending water rights
   Current issues in groundwater rights

Permitting Nontraditional Water Supplies:  
Looking Beyond Rivers and Wells
L. Blain

   Permitting in compliance with Wyoming water laws, rules and regulations
   Alternatives to freshwater sources for meeting increasing water demands
   Examples of water rights for nontraditional water supplies
   Water management planning and nontraditional water supplies

Maximizing Water Use: Industrial and Agricultural Programs 
L. Harmon

   Water and wastewater construction permitting program
   Use and reuse of water from industrial operations including oilfield produced water
   Why land application recovered water is public and environmental enhancement

Overview of Wyoming’s Interstate Compacts and Decrees 
C.M. Brown

   Interstate decrees 
      • Related Platte River recovery implementation program
   Interstate compacts 
      • Montana v. Wyoming outcome
      • Colorado River demand management investigation

Agricultural Water Use 
P. Stump

   Irrigation in Wyoming 
   Wells for agricultural use
   Groundwater as a public resource
   Tributary vs. non-tributary 
   Water quality and agricultural runoff

Water Sustainability – Reduce Your Use 
D. Egenhoff

   City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities water conservation and efficiency efforts

Reuse Water – Beyond Irrigation Water 
M. Buelow, B. Dorr, D. Egenhoff

    Accelerating natural cleaning process to make water
      suitable for intended purpose

Class V Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program 
C.T. Brown

   Overview of Class V UIC well subclasses
   Most common types permitted in Wyoming (e.g. large capacity septic systems)
   UIC permitting process, monitoring, and reporting requirements
   Recent rule changes affecting Class V wells

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at


     6.5 Wyoming CLE Hours

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Wyoming CPC Units/PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public. The Wyoming State Bar has approved it for 6.5 CLE hours for attorneys.

This seminar offers 6.5 CPC Units to Wyoming professional engineers to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Wyoming.

Participation will be monitored, and completion certificates will be available upon achieving full participation and 80% accuracy on the quiz (multiple attempts allowed) that follows the instructional period of the webinar.


Liberty Blain

Liberty Blain is a water scientist with over 20 years of experience in Wyoming. Ms. Blain spent over a decade with the Laramie County Conservation District. Then she worked in the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office in the Ground Water Division. Ms. Blain served as the primary contact for permitting questions related to groundwater supplies for the oil/gas industry. She recently left the public sector to pursue the land surveying profession. Ms. Blain currently works for Western Research & Development as Water Rights Specialist/Survey Technician and for Burnett Enterprises as Permitting & Compliance Manager.

Christopher M. Brown

Christopher M. Brown is a senior assistant attorney general with the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office and supervisor of its Water Section which represents the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office, the Wyoming Board of Control, and divisions of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. Previously, Mr. Brown was a partner in a private firm. Mr. Brown provides the primary legal representation to the state on all interstate river compacts and decrees and was part of the litigation team which defended Wyoming in the U. S. Supreme Court original action, Montana v. Wyoming.

Christopher T. Brown

Christopher T. Brown is the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program manager for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division (WDEQ/WQD). He provides oversight for permitting, inspection, compliance functions of the UIC Program, and also serves as the enforcement coordinator for the WQD Groundwater Section. Prior to coming to the WDEQ, Mr. Brown worked as an environmental consultant. He is a Wyoming licensed professional geologist.

Matthew Buelow

Matthew Buelow is the Water Reclamation Division manager for the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities. He started his water career eight years ago as a wastewater operator. Since then, he has worked as a maintenance operator, lead O&M operator and now the division manager.

Bryce Dorr

Bryce Dorr serves as the capital projects supervisor for the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities. He received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, both from the University of Wyoming.

Dena Egenhoff

Dena Egenhoff is the Water Conservation and Public Relations Specialist for the City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities. She has over 20 years of experience in the water world and holds an M.S. degree in Watershed Science from Colorado State University.

Louis B. Harmon

Louis B. Harmon is senior project manager with Western Research & Development, Ltd. He has over 40 years of experience with municipal utility engineering and planning. Mr. Harmon is the past Program Manager of the Water and Wastewater Program of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division. He has worked with many concentrated animal feeding operations. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer (WY, CO,KS,NE), Professional Geologist (WY), Land Surveyor (CO, KS), and is a nationally certified Cross-Connection Control Surveyor and Tester.

J. Mark Stewart

J. Mark Stewart is a partner with Davis & Cannon, LLP. His practice is concentrated in water and natural resources law, primarily representing Wyoming ranchers. Mr. Stewart also practices in the areas of construction law and represents several Wyoming municipalities. He became an attorney after a 16 year career as a civil engineer, starting at a small firm followed by five years with the Wyoming Highway Department. Mr. Stewart then worked for a Wyoming environmental engineering firm where he designed and managed the construction of groundwater remediation and containment systems, soil remediation projects, and landfills.

Phillip Stump

Phillip Stump is a senior project manager with HDR in the Cheyenne office. He provides water rights and water resources expertise to public, mining, energy, and agricultural clients throughout Wyoming. Mr. Stump has led the planning, permitting, and engineering design of water infrastructure projects in Wyoming. Prior to joining HDR he served as North Platte coordinator for the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office and served with the Water Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.