University of AR Public Policy Center to Host Water Law & Policy Conference


The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Public Policy Center and the UALR Bowen School of Law are co-hosting the conference Water Law & Policy: Navigating the Maze on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at the C.A. Vines 4-H Center in Ferndale. Water law and policy today encompasses a broad perspective and must take into account individual and community rights, environmental issues, commerce and economics and other societal concerns.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the latest water efficiency technologies and tools being utilized by communities;
  • Hear about the legal challenges between Mississippi and Memphis over the Sparta Aquifer;
  • Discuss the use of modeling for prioritizing water quality issues;
  • And much more.

This year’s keynote is Richard Ausness, the Gallion and Baker professor of law at the University of Kentucky’s College of Law. He will address “The Development of Modern State Water Law and Policy: The Florida Experience Under the Model Water Code.” Ausness has published two books and dozens of articles.

Registration fee for the day-long conference is $50 or $20 for students.

The registration fee covers attendance to all sessions, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments during breaks.

Continuing education credits may apply.

For more information or to register, go to http://ppc.uaex.edu/water_workshop/default.htm.

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