Symposium 2017




 

THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER WATER LAW REVIEW
TENTH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

Friday, April 7, 2017


KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

“To be a Coloradan, What Water Means?”

Ken Salazar, Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Senator


THE CLEAN WATER ACT AND THE SCOPE OF FEDERAL POWER

Melinda Kassen – Principal at Water Jamin Legal & Policy Consulting
Paul Stanton Kibel – Golden Gate University School of Law
David Ivester – Partner at Briscoe Ivester & Bazel, LLP
Peter Nichols – Partner at Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti, LLP

 

 


EVOLVING WATER LAW AND MANAGEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES: DELAWARE, KANSAS, MONTANA, AND INTERSTATE LITIGATION

John C. Peck – University of Kansas School of Law & Special Counsel at Foulston Siefkin
James R. May – Widener School of Law, University of Delaware
Irma S. Russell – University of Missouri – Kansas City
Burke W. Griggs – Washburn University School of Law

 

 


SCIENCE AND THE COURTROOM: HOW MODELING IS CHANGING THE GAME

Dick Wolfe – State Engineer & Director of the Colorado Division of Water Resources
Chris Sanchez – Hydrogeologist at Bishop-Brogden & Associates, Inc.
Burke W. Griggs – Washburn University School of Law
Moderator: Meg Frantz – Engineer at Brown & Caldwell

 

 


WRIGHT WATER ENGINEERS: 50 YEARS OF SERVICE

Honoring Ken and Ruth Wright’s many contributions to the field

 

 


SEPARATION OF POWERS: A COMPARISON OF ADMINISTRATIVE, LEGISLATIVE, AND JUDICIAL WATER REGIMES

Gregory Hobbs, Jr. – University of Denver Distinguished Jurist in Residence
David Barfield – Kansas Chief Engineer
Rich Gordon – Former Member, California State Assembly

 

 


ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR LAWYERS & ENGINEERING EXPERTS IN WATER COURT LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Stephen H. Leonhardt – Partner at Burns, Figa & Will
Kevin Rein, P.E. – Deputy State Engineer of the Colorado Division of Water Resources
Ema Schultz, Esq.  Assistant Attorney General of Colorado Water Rights Unit
Janet Williams, P.E. – Chairman, Leonard Rice Engineers


 

 

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