Water Resources Law

February 1, 2019

The University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Law, Tuscaloosa
8:30 a.m.
6 MCLE Credit Hours

Join us for this special symposium focusing on current issues in water resources law in Alabama. A distinguished faculty will address topics of local and national importance, including the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule and subsequent developments, FERC relicensing of the Coosa River, and climate change. This program will also feature an update on Alabama’s state water management plan, and discussion of irrigation issues in Alabama and Mississippi.

Can’t Attend the Live Program?  Join in by Webcast!

If you are unable to attend in person, you also have the option of watching this program LIVE from your own computer.  Live webcasting allows attorneys from all parts of the state to have access to quality speakers and programs without having to travel.  These count as "live credits" just as if the viewer were in attendance at the seminar. 

TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBCASTClick Here and follow the on screen instructions. 

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To pay by credit card, select one of the registration options below:

$329 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - Registration for Attorneys needing CLE Credit with the Alabama State Bar. Registration
Materials will be provided by Download. 48 hours prior to the seminar you will receive a link for downloading the written materials.

$150 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - Registration for Non-Attorneys Registration
Materials will be provided by Download. 48 hours prior to the seminar you will receive a link for downloading the written materials.

To pay by check, you may download and print the mail in registration form.
Mail your form and check to: CLE Alabama, Box 870384, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0384.


8:30     Coosa River FERC Relicensing
James H. Hancock Jr., Balch & Bingham LLP, Birmingham
Sarah Stokes, Southern Environmental Law Center, Birmingham

10:00   Refreshment Break

10:15   2015 Waters of the United States Rule and Subsequent Developments
Whitney Della Torre, Balch & Bingham LLP, Birmingham
Megan Huynh, Southern Environmental Law Center, Atlanta

William L. Andreen, Edgar L. Clarkson Professor of Law, Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

11:45   Break and Pick Up Lunch

12:00   Keynote Speaker: Roads to Nowhere in Four Jurisdictions:  Four Southeastern States Facing Sea-Level Rise
Shana Campbell Jones, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

1:25     Bridging Law and Policy: Update on the State Water Management Plan
Bennett Bearden, Special Assistant to the State Geologist, Geological Survey of Alabama

1:45     Refreshment Break

2:00     Food Grows Where Water Flows: Irrigation Issues in Alabama and Mississippi
Jeannie Barlow, Hydrologist, Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center, Jackson Mississippi

Eve Brantley, Water Resources Specialist and Associate Professor, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Dept of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Auburn University

Cameron Handyside, Research Engineer, Earth Systems Science Center, University of Alabama, Huntsville

James I. Palmer Jr., Attorney at Law, Oxford, Mississippi

Bennett Bearden

3:30     Program Adjourns

Reception Follows