Water is for Fighting & Creative Compromise 𝘈𝘯 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘞𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘐𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘕𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢

Albuquerque, Anchorage, Boise, Calgary, Denver, Houston, Laramie, Missoula, Phoenix, Portland, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, or Your Own Desk 

A Video-Linked Workshop & Networking Event

Organized by the Young Professionals Committee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Pressure on water resources—from the Rio Grande River to the Columbia River and everywhere in between—will intensify over the next 50 years.  Climate change, wildlife considerations, wetlands restoration, agricultural production, natural resource development, and human consumption are but some of the many competing influences that will continue to affect water availability and usage. This 60-minute video-linked CLE program, accompanied by a one-hour hosted networking event, will introduce new professionals to the complex world of international, interstate, and inter-provincial water issues, while providing an opportunity to meet and network with peers, all without extensive time and travel.

Many important water resources transverse state, provincial, and national boundaries, resulting in a complex web of interstate compact and treaty rights and issues that are undergoing intense scrutiny.  For example, the U.S. State Department recently authorized negotiations with Canada to modernize the 1961 Columbia River Treaty; the U.S. and Mexico just reached an agreement on the sharing of Colorado River water and conservation projects; and the U.S. Supreme Court recently issued an important ruling in the Texas vs. New Mexico litigation, a case about whether water diversions in New Mexico violate the interstate Rio Grande Compact.  This seminar will acquaint practitioners with interstate compacts and international treaties that govern North American water resources in the context of current issues and disputes.

Complimentary refreshments will be served at the local networking events.

Time Zones

12:00 - 2:00 Alaska
2:00 - 4:00 Pacific
3:00 - 5:00 Mountain
4:00 - 6:00 Central
4:00 - 6:00 Eastern

Continuing Education Credit

This course consists of 60 minutes of continuing education. The Foundation is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider. Credit will be applied for in each state and province where the Workshop is being broadcast.

Early-Bird Discount

Cutoff date for discounted registration fees:  April 24, 2018