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California Water Law Symposium: Beyond the Water Wars

Saturday, January 26

UC Davis Conference Center and UC Davis School of Law
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

"Collaborative Management Solutions for a Shared Resource"

This program will challenge the "water wars" narrative that has pervaded the history and news coverage of water in California. To this end, the program will focus on opportunities for collaboration in water management and will explore possible resolutions for enduring conflicts. Panel topics include the Klamath Basin agreements; the All-American Canal and transnational apportionment; California groundwater and drinking water contamination; state water markets; water rights adjudication and the prospects of water courts; groundwater overdraft; water and energy; and salmon restoration science. Reception to follow at King Hall.

Featuring Panelists From: Berkey Williams LLP; Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP; California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District; California Public Utilities Commission; Colorado Supreme Court; Community Water Center; Ellison, Schneider & Harris; GEI Consultants; Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard; Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Natural Resources Defense Council; The Nature Conservancy; Northern California Water Association; Public Policy Institute of California; Rossmann & Moore, LLP; Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority; Santa Clara County Superior Court; Siskiyou County; Somach Simmons & Dunn; UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences; Water and Power Law Group PC; and Whittier Law School.


General Admission: $40

Admission and 6.75 Hours MCLE Credit: $100

Students with current school ID: Free (limited)


Full event information and registration:
For more information, please contact Lynn Kirshbaum at