Andrew J. Waldera


Attorney at Law


Admissions:  Idaho (2002)

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Andy Waldera practices in the areas of water, land use, environmental/natural resources, and agricultural law. He represents clients in judicial, administrative, and local government proceedings regarding water rights and land use matters involving state-based land use, water and environmental laws, as well as actions proceeding under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). 

Practice Areas

  • Agricultural Law
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Water Law

Ratings and Recognitions





  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Environmental Law, 2012 thru 2016
  • Chambers USA – Environmental Law, 2014 thru 2016


  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, ENR Certificate, 2002
  • B.S., Tufts University, magna cum laude, 1999


  • Idaho State and Federal Courts, 2002

Professional Publications

  • “Irrigation District Urbanization – Risk, Considerations and Management,” National Water Resources Association, August 2016
  • “Lower Boise Phosphorous TMDL Collaboration with Agriculture,” Idaho Environmental Forum Annual Conference, August 2015
  • “Irrigation Issues Facing Treasure Valley Irrigators,” 2014 Irrigation Conference, December 2014
  • “Water Issues Impacting Agriculture and Other Natural Resource Users,” Idaho‑Eastern Oregon Seed Association, December 2014
  • “A Proposed Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act,” Idaho Business Review, September 2014
  • “Water Rights 101 and Due Diligence, The Legal Side of Agriculture,” Leadership Idaho Agriculture, February 2014
  • “Water Rights Sale and Transfer,” Lorman Education, December 2013
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Water Law in Idaho,” National Business Institute, November 2013
  • “How Does the Water Get There?” National Business Institute, November 2013
  • “Water Rights 101 and Due Diligence, The Legal Side of Agriculture,” Leadership Idaho Agriculture, February 2013
  • “Federal Clean Water Act – NPDES Programs,” Idaho Horticulture Expo, January 2013
  • “Federal Clean Water Act – NPDES Programs,” Idaho Water Users Association, November 2012
  • “Current Issues in Stormwater Litigation, Water Supply and Reuse,” Lorman Education, September 2012
  • “Who Owns What – The Law Governing Canals, Laterals, Ditches, and Drains; The Basic Nuts and Bolts of Water Rights; and Federal Law Implications on Idaho Water Law,” Half Moon CLE Presentation, September 2012

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Director, Lower Boise Watershed Council (Agricultural Stakeholder Representative)
  • Ada County Waterways Advisory Committee:  Mr. Waldera is serving in his second, three-year appointment by the Board of Ada County Commissioners to the Ada County Waterways Advisory Committee
  • Editorial Board of the Western Water Law and Policy Reporter (2004 to present)
  • Idaho State Bar Water Law Section:  Mr. Waldera is a former six term Chair of the Idaho State Bar Water Law Section

Boise Office

  • 1101 W. River Street, Suite 110
    Boise, Idaho 83702

Challis Office

  • 1301 E. Main Street
    Challis, Idaho 83226

Twin Falls Office

  • 236 River Vista Place, Suite 301
    Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

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