November 1-4, 2017 | Location Waco, Texas | Conference Fee $249 What’s this?

This 2.5-day conference will prepare judicial officers for adjudicating and resolving groundwater conflicts. The faculty, comprised of scientists and judges, will focus on the enduring and emerging conflicts over groundwater in Texas and across the West. As surface water has become fully committed, farms and growing communities have turned to groundwater, leading to conflicts over water as well as land-use. This conference will start with the science of groundwater, and will explore how conflicts over groundwater – and its connection to surface water – have emerged in states across the nation. Some states long ago applied surface water rights law concepts to groundwater. Other states have adopted new governance structures to manage a declining resource, with the hope of restoring groundwater reserves. As a special benefit, conference participants will have an opportunity to see, first-hand, on a day in the field, how groundwater works and contributes to the communities it serves.

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Who should attend?

Any judicial officer who hears water law cases.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or