Open Lecture: Water law in the US - Challenges and Solutions

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The Faculty of Law and Catchments Otago present an Open Lecture

Water law in the US: Challenges and Solutions for the Anthropocene

Professor Robin Craig, William Evans Visiting Fellow

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5:30 PM  6:30 PM, Moot Court, Richardson Building (10th Floor)

The US faces many legal and challenges regarding watershed management in the Anthropocene. Professor Craig will give some background on the basic divisions in the US between water quality law and water allocation law, jurisdictional fragmentation, and discuss the ways that have emerged tobridge some of those difficulties, drawing from her work both on water compacts and adaptive watergovernance.

Refreshments to follow. 

Robin Craig is the James I. Farr Presidential Endowed Professor of Law, at the University of Utah S.J.Quinney College of Law and affiliated to the faculty of the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment and the Global Change and Sustainability Center. She serves on the Executive Board of the University of Utah’s Water Center. Professor Craig specializes in all things water, including climate change and water; the food-water-energy nexus; water quality and water allocation law; and marine protected areas and marine spatial planning.

The Williams Evans fund of the University of Otago was established in 1946 under the will of the late Dr Williams Evans, who directed that a trust fund be established for the promotion and encouragement of learning.