Friday, September 25, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
University of Oregon Knight Law Center
1515 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
CLE credits pending.
Presented by the University of Oregon Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation, and Oregon Review of International Law.
Water resources in the western United States are facing increasing scarcity in light of climate change, severe drought, over allocation and population growth. The University of Oregon Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, Journal for Environmental Law and Litigation, and Oregon Review of International Law are hosting Drought in the American West: A Symposium on Law, Policy, and Science, a day-long event exploring the western drought crisis. The event will feature water resource experts from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds for a robust discussion to inform possible solutions to emerging challenges in the context of drought, including foundational issues addressing property rights and the role of governments in ensuring adequate water resources for current and future generations.
Dr. Roy Haggerty is the Hollis M. Dole Professor of Environmental Geology at Oregon State University's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences where specializes in hydrology, hydrogeology, and ecohydrology. Haggerty is the lead PI for a National Science Foundation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration funded research project called Willamette Water 2100. The project involves building a hydrologic model for Oregon's Willamette River Basin that can anticipate water scarcity on a 100 year time frame.
Holly Doremus is the James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation, Co-Director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment, and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research at the University of California - Berkeley School of Law. Doremus is a leading scholar and teacher in the areas of environmental law, natural resources law, and law and science. She will provide closing remarks about lessons learned from the symposium and more importantly, advice, and recommendations for future action.
*Hotels are selling out quickly due to the home ducks football game and alumni reunion weekend! Please make reservations as soon as possible.
For questions, please contact ENR Program Manager Emily Johnson at 541-346-1395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.