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News Posted on November 17, 2017

Professor Frank Addresses CLE International California Water Law Conference

On November 13, Professor of Environmental Practice Richard Frank ’74 gave the opening address to CLE International’s 25th Annual California Water Law Conference in San Francisco.

Professor Frank’s topic was “The Top Water Law & Policy Developments in California and the American West.” His address covered such subjects as the growing prominence of “water justice” in California water law and policy; the need for more transparency in water marketing and better data from state water users; upcoming challenges in implementing California’s landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act; how the Trump Administration is likely to affect water law and policy in the American West; recent legal developments regarding the Colorado River system and Salton Sea; and how climate change is affecting Western water supplies and altering California water law.

Frank is a leader in the field of environmental law and the founding Director of the California Environmental Law and Policy Center at UC Davis School of Law.