This program will provide attendees with an understanding of current Alabama water law, including the law governing surface water and groundwater, as well as recent water-policy bills introduced in the Alabama Legislature. Attendees will also learn about the approaches taken to water policy by other Southeastern states. The program will also present information on changes to federal water-quality law proposed under the current Administration.
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8:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:15 Introduction and Welcome
Nick Tew, State Geologist, the Geological Survey of Alabama
8:30 Water Law & Policy
Heather Elliott, Alumni, Class of ’36 Professor of Law, The University of Alabama School of Law
Blake Hudson, Professor of Law, The University of Houston Law Center
10:00 Refreshment and Networking Break
10:15 The Transition to a Water Resources Statute
Rebecca Wright Pritchett, Pritchett Environmental & Resources Law LLC
Chip Morgan, Executive Vice President, Delta Council (Mississippi)
11:45 Break and Pick Up Lunch
12:00 Keynote Speech: "Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster"
Christine Klein, Chesterfield Smith Professor; University of Florida Research Foundation Professor; Director, LL.M. Program in Environmental & Land Use Law; University of Florida Levin College of Law
1:30 Update on the Alabama Water Agencies Working Group
Bennett Bearden, Water Policy & Law Institute, The University of Alabama
1:45 Refreshment and Networking Break
2:00 Legislative and Administrative Developments at the State and Federal Levels
William L. Andreen, Edgar L. Clarkson Professor of Law, The University of Alabama School of Law
Mitchell Reid, Director of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy in Alabama
3:30 Program Adjourns