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.
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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
3:30 Program Adjourns