California Water Law Symposium

Who Controls the Water? Reforming California Water Law Governance in an Age of Scarcity. Detailed Description
Date: January 30, 2010
Contact: Susan Gilbert-Miller, Ph.D. Location: University of San Francisco School of Law, 2130 Fulton Street, S.F., Fromm Complex.
Cost: General Admission ($40); MCLE Credit (6 hours (est)) ($125); Full-time Law School Student ($0 – School ID card required). Seminar Symposium Saturday, January 30, 2010
Time Activity/Topic
08: 00 AM Please Check Back Soon for Updated Information . . . Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
09: 00 AM Welcome The Landscape: Introduction to California Water Law Governance Issues Presenter David Sandino, California Department of Water Resources, University of San Francisco School of Law Addressing the Issues of California’s Water Governance Presenter Stuart Drown, Little Hoover Commission
10: 00 AM Keynote Address Speaker Jared Huffman, Assemblymember Representing the 6th Assembly District
10: 30 AM Break
10: 45 AM Water Wars: The 2009 Legislative Package to Reshape the Delta’s Governance Presenter Richard M. Frank, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley School of Law Debating the Issues: the 2009 Water Legislation Description Moderator Richard M. Frank, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley School of Law Panelists Alf W. Brandt, Committee on Water, Parks & Wildlife, California State Assembly
Kate Poole, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Timothy Quinn, Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
Mariko Yamada, Assemblymember Representing the 8th Assembly District
12: 15 PM Lunch
01: 00 PM Surface Water Systems: Managing the Future Flow Description Moderator John D. Leshy, University of California, Hastings College of the Law Panelists Arthur Baggett, Jr., State Water Resources Control Board
Jason Peltier, Westlands Water District
David Nawi, US Department of the Interior
Richard Roos-Collins, Natural Heritage Institute (NHI)
Roderick Walston, Best, Best & Krieger
02: 45 PM Break
03: 00 PM California’s Groundwater – New Demands on Underground Waters Description Moderator Paul Kibel, Golden Gate University School of Law Panelists Chris Frahm, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Dennis E. O’Connor, California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water
Kevin O’Brien, Downey Brand
Andrew H. Sawyer, State Water Resources Control Board
04: 30 PM Wrap up and Concluding Remarks Reception