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Rachael Paschal Osborn is a public interest water lawyer and has provided representation to Indian tribes, environmental organizations, labor unions, and small communities since 1992.

Rachael served as co-founder and executive director of the Center for Environmental Law & Policy (1993-1999, 2007-2011), and co-founder and board member of Washington Water Trust (1997-2001), two organizations dedicated to the protection and restoration of free-flowing waters in Washington state.

Rachael is a dedicated educator and has taught scores of water law and policy courses over the years — in law schools, conferences, seminars, workshops and classrooms — and has written extensively on water resources and environmental issues.  She writes a blog at

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