2019 Dividing the Waters Conference
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
toSaturday, Apr 13, 2019
Palo Alto, CA
Sustainable Water Rights in Drought
The Stanford Law School will host the next Dividing the Water conference, on April 10-13, 2019. Conferees will consider how the law impacts our ability to manage water in sustainable ways during times of shortage. The faculty will include a mix of judges, academics, and water rights administrators. The conference will feature a field trip to the Monterey Peninsula, where several “on the ground” projects address the consequences of a long-standing water shortage.
Participants will learn how to evaluate the scientific, technical and legal issues that arise in litigation over the use of water during a drought. Issues to be addressed at the Conference include priority enforcement of water rights, modeling of surface water and groundwater flows, conjunctive management of surface and groundwater and litigation over the protection of environmental flows. The Conference includes a field trip to the Monterey Peninsula where the participants will tour a salt-water desalination plant, a ground water injection site and other water related infrastructure. At the conclusion of the conference, the participants will be better prepared to make reasoned and thoughtful decisions about the use of our critical water resources.
Distinguished Faculty: The faculty will consist of scientists, water administrators, water lawyers and judges with wide-ranging experience in water litigation and management in the Western United States
Participants will be responsible for their own travel and lodging. Lodging will be at the Creekside Inn in Palo Alto. The Lodging Rate is $229 per night plus 14% occupancy tax and $0.40 Tourism Fee. Scholarships may be available, and you may request a scholarship during online registration.