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Peter W. Culp is a partner in the Phoenix office of Squire Sanders, where he manages the firm’s Western water and natural resources practice. His experience includes representing private, public and nonprofit entities in matters related to surface water rights, groundwater rights, state and federal water policy and the Law of the Colorado River. He also serves on a number of public commissions and stakeholder groups addressing water and natural resource issues throughout the greater Southwest.
Peter works with a variety of non-profit organizations throughout the Colorado River Basin on natural resource and water-related matters, including advising and planning of Basin-wide conservation efforts, funding approaches, and strategies that are relevant to the work of the Tamarisk Coalition. Peter has been extensively involved in Colorado River policy discussions over the past ten years, including as a representative of the Nature Conservancy and other U.S. non-governmental organizations in the bi-national negotiations leading to the adoption of Minutes 316, 317, 318, and 319 to the Treaty of 1944, in the development of the 2007 Interim Shortage Guidelines among the seven Colorado River Basin States, and in the development of elements of the recently-published Colorado River Basin Study, among other matters.