Water in California continues to be an issue. At its core, a water resources law practice typically involves work with water rights law. Beyond this base, water resources lawyers provide their clients or organizations advice on a wide range of environmental and government law matters. Water rights lawyers are experts in the laws that govern the allocation and use of water. On the law firm or non-profit organization side of the practice, lawyers help clients get water rights, defend water rights, transfer water rights or challenge water rights. On the regulatory side, they determine the validity of rights as well as impose and enforce conditions on their use.