Registration Is Open for the 2022 California Water Law Symposium

California’s Most Important Annual Water Law Conference–Law Student Organized!–Set for April 9th

Registration is now open for California’s 2022 Water Law Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, April 9th.

U.C. Davis School of Law has the honor of hosting this year’s Symposium, which is an extraordinary event in two respects: first, it is organized entirely by law students (rather than law firms, water organizations, law professors or commercial vendors).  Second, the Water Law Symposium represents a unique and welcome collaboration among seven top Northern California law schools: Stanford, U.C. Davis, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Hastings College of the Law, the  University of San Francisco, McGeorge School of Law and Golden Gate University.

Now in its 18th year, the annual Water Law Symposium has emerged as California’s most influential and well-attended water law conference.  Several years ago, the American Bar Association recognized the Symposium with its award as the premier law student-organized event in the nation.

The topic the Symposium’s student organizers have selected for this year–“Water Law and Drought”–couldn’t be more timely or important:  According to hydrologists and climate scientists, California is currently in the midst of the most severe and protracted drought in 1500 years.  That drought imperils California’s residents, environment and economy alike.

The 2022 Water Law Symposium–which will convene live and in person at King Hall on the U.C. Davis campus–will feature a plenary address by State Water Resources Control Board Executive Director Eileen Sobeck, along with a set of informative panels on the following topics:

  • An interdisciplinary panel on “Managing Flows Amid Increased Demand: How Science Can Inform Policy”;
  • “Indigenous Water Management”;
  • “Drought Curtailments and Other State Regulation”; and
  • The controversial topic of “Voluntary Agreements.”

Please plan on joining our talented law students, water law practitioners, policymakers, scientists and other water experts at the 2022 Water Law Symposium on April 9th at U.C. Davis.

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One Reply to “Registration Is Open for the 2022 California Water Law Symposium”

  1. Unsurprisingly in a long term drought streams, rivers lakes,Wetlands and farms go dry. No amount of regulation will preserve very thing. There needs to be survival strategy
    developed to preserve species survival. This requires unprecedented innovation. Pretending that water will be a available for all needs is unacceptable.
    General human food production should be the primary concern. Not idealistic notions of traditional lifestyle.

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