Symposium 2016




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THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER WATER LAW REVIEW
NINTH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

APRIL 8, 2016

At the University of Denver Sturm College of Law

8 CLE General Credits

Register for the Symposium Here

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Keynote Presentation
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Patricia Mulroy
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Former General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority

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Some panels are not yet finalized.  Additional presenters will be added to this agenda as they confirm their ability to speak.

AGENDA

REGISTRATION
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM

HISTORY AND IMPORTANCE OF INTERSTATE WATER COMPACTS
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Ret. Justice Greg Hobbs, Colorado Supreme Court and Co-Director of University of Denver Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program

STATE ENGINEERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF INTERSTATE WATER COMPACTS
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

David Barfield – Chief Engineer, Kansas Division of Water Resources
Dick Wolfe – State Engineer, Colorado Division of Water Resources
Patrick Tyrrell – State Engineer, Wyoming State Engineer’s Office
Jeff Fassett – Director, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

THE COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE LOWER BASIN
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Bill Hasencamp – Manager of Colorado River Resources, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Chuck Cullom – Manager of Colorado River Programs, Central Arizona Project
Kevin Kelley – General Manager, Imperial Irrigation District

LUNCH & PRESENTATION: COLORADO RIVER COMPACT ISSUES AFFECTING THE NAVAJO WATER PROJECTS
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Stanley Pollack – Assistant Attorney General, Navajo Nation Department of Justice

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Patricia Mulroy – Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

ADDRESSING COMPETING OBLIGATIONS UNDER COMPACTS AND THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Karen Kwon – Office of the Colorado Attorney General
Jay Tutchton – Senior Staff Attorney, Defenders of Wildlife

NETWORKING BREAK
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

WAR OVER THE RED RIVER: IMPLICATIONS OF THE TARRANT REGIONAL WATER DIST. V. HERRMANN DECISION
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Kevin Patrick – Patrick, Miller, & Noto, P.C.
Star Waring – Of Counsel, Dietze & Davis, P.C.

WHAT’S AT STAKE IN THE NEGOTIATION AND LITIGATION OF INTERSTATE WATER COMPACTS
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

David Robbins – Hill and Robbins, P.C.
Chad Wallace – Office of the Colorado Attorney General
Christine Klein – University of Florida Levin College of Law

HORS D’OEUVRES AND COCKTAILS IN THE FORUM
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Please register for the Symposium Here

Please direct any questions to Blaine Bengtson, Symposium Editor, at bbengtson17@law.du.edu.

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