Collaborative Water Resolution LLC

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About Us

Collaborative Water Resolution LLC, provides its clients with decades of experience in the resolution of intractable water and environmental conflicts. Through mediation, facilitation, strategic issue analysis, and personnel evaluation and recruitment, Collaborative Water Resolution LLC provides its clients with the highest level of professional assistance.


Todd H. Votteler, Ph.D.

Todd H. Votteler, Ph.D. is President of Collaborative Water Resolution LLC, Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Water Journal and Texas+Water, and hosts the Talk+Water podcast. He is a Fellow of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University (TxSt), a and a lecturer at TxSt, and an Executive Committee member for the Permanent Forum of Binational Waters.

Previously, Votteler was Executive Manager of Science, Intergovernmental Relations, and Policy at the Guadalupe–Blanco River Authority, Chairman of the Guadalupe Basin Coalition, Research Scientist in Washington, D.C. for the Battelle – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Executive Director of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust, and Chairman of the Texas Land Trust Council.

In 1994, Votteler worked for the Court Monitor during Sierra Club v. Babbitt. 1996, he was appointed Federal Special Master during Sierra Club v. San Antonio. In 2016, he negotiated a resolution to the conflict over surface water use and potential impacts to endangered whooping cranes. In 2018, Votteler was a faculty member for the National Judicial College’s Dividing the Waters program, and a co-trainer for the Fellows Program at the UT School of Law’s Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution. In 2019, Votteler lectured in China on transboundary water conflicts.


Conflict over water is increasing to the point that it is becoming a common theme throughout the world. Yet in most cases mechanisms and institutions to manage

Water Opinions can provide a wide range of primary and secondary, quantitative and qualitative consumer-centric research services, including polls, focus groups, media management, and alternative, cutting-edge research technologies.

Managing our water resources and environmental problem solving present crucial challenges of the 21st century.

Positions. Careers in water resources and related fields offer great interest, challenges, opportunities, and personal satisfaction for professionals, particularly in planning and management.

The College of Water Knowledge

CWR Project Case Studies

Hands Across the Water

Hands Across the Water How the 57-Year Dispute Over the Edwards Aquifer Began, Persisted, and Was Resolved By Todd H. Votteler The Edwards Aquifer is…

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