Past Conferences2018-02-06T14:40:48+00:00

Past Conferences

2017 Conference

Groundwater Law in Transition

November 1 – 4, 2017 | Baylor University School of Law | Waco, Texas

This 2.5-day conference prepared judicial officers for adjudicating and resolving groundwater conflicts. The faculty, comprised of scientists and judges, focusing 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.

2015 Conference

Established Water Rights and Changing Conditions

October 14-17, 2015 | Gonzaga University School of Law | Spokane, Washington

At the 2015 Dividing the Waters conference in Spokane, Washington, judicial officers heard testimony and made judgments about a water/salmon dispute in the hypothetical “Justice River Basin.”

2014

Changing Land, Changing Water
May 14-17, 2014, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR

2013

Judges and the Science of Instream Flow
October 17-18, 2013, The National Judicial College, Reno, NV

2012

Fracking and Water Resources
November 8-9, 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Making the Connection: Surface and Groundwater
October 17-20, 2012, University of California, Davis King Hall School of Law

2011

Crossing the Ag-Urban Divide
October 9-12, 2011, Reno, NV
10 federal judges, 2 Supreme Court Masters

2010

The Impact of Water: Adjudication Along America’s Longest River
November 3-6, 2010, St. Louis, Missouri
26 participants, 17 states, 11 federal judges

2009

Fundamentals of Water Law Adjudication Course
Science for Judges Workshop: Taking Climate Change into Account

November 11-12, 2009, Reno, NV
36 participants, 20 states, 17 federal judges, 1 U.S. Supreme Court Master

El Paso, Texas
37 participants, 9 states, 2 U.S. Supreme Court Masters

2007

Science for Judges Workshop
November 11-13, 2007, La Jolla, California
27 participants, 6 states

Science for Judges Workshop
May 13-15, 2007, Boulder, Colorado
26 participants, 8 states

2006

Science for Judges Workshop
March 12-14, 2006, Santa Fe, New Mexico
23 participants, 9 states

2005

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
June 8-11, 2005
55 participants, 11 states, 3 U.S. Supreme Court Masters

2004

Science for Judges Workshop
October 7-9, 2004, Seattle, Washington
32 participants, 11 states, 3 U.S. Supreme Court Masters

2003

Sacramento and Bay-Delta, California
November 5-8, 2003
41 participants, 10 states, 1 U.S. Supreme Court Master

Science for Judges Workshop
April 27-29, 2003, Snowbird, Utah
28 participants, 10 states

2004

San Antonio, Texas
March 13-16, 2002, San Antonio, Texas
55 participants, 11 states, 3 U.S. Supreme Court Masters

2001

Case Management Workshop
December 13-14, 2001, Las Vegas, Nevada
15 participants, 8 states

2000

Vail, Colorado
October 4-7, 2000, Vail, Colorado
51 participants, 10 states, 3 U.S. Supreme Court Masters

1999

Ashland and Klamath Falls, Oregon
April 14-17, 1999
47 participants, 10 states, 3 U.S. Supreme Court Masters

1998

ADR Workshop
December 6, 1998
15 participants, 6 states

1997

Big Sky, Montana
October 1-4, 1997
40 participants, 10 states, 2 U.S. Supreme Court Masters

1996

Albuquerque and Taos, New Mexico
May 1-4, 1996
32 participants, 10 states

1995

Sun Valley, Idaho
March 22-24, 1995
26 participants, 7 states

1993

Scottsdale, Arizona
October 20-22, 1993
21 participants, 21 states