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This award-winning event is produced by law students from McGeorge School of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law, UC Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, and UC Davis School of Law. This year we will explore innovations needed to address periodic drought as the new normal in California water via six exciting panels. The panels will examine the importance of “thinking globally, acting locally” in the context of key emerging issues.

Conference proceedings attached.


Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Introduction 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m
Dean Francis J. Mootz III, McGeorge School of Law, Professor Jennifer Harder, McGeorge School of Law, Kayla Cox and Jaclyn Shanahan, Symposium Co-chairs

Panel I: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Regulatory and Technological Innovation in Water Use Information, Measurement, and Data Analytics

Panel II: 10:25 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Expanding Supply and Reducing Demand-Alternative Sources, Conservation, and Efficiency

Panel III: 11:35 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Local Paths to Water Justice

Lunch and Keynote Speaker 12:35 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Justice Ronald Robie ‘67, Third District Court of Appeal

Panel IV: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Water-Energy Nexus and the New Normal

Panel V: 2:55 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. Local Storage and Infrastructure Projects

Panel VI: 4:05 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Implementing the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

Reception: 5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Please join us across campus in the McGeorge Student Center for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Sponsored by: Briscoe Ivester & Bazel, Cline Cellars and Device Brewing Co.

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