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The Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources
and Brown Rudnick LLP


A Solution to Drought
and Clean Water Demands?

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Third Annual Fall Symposium on
Emerging Issues in Environmental Law Practice

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
EDU 1131, UC Irvine School of Law (map)
CLE credit is available (5.0 credits)

Access to clean water is increasingly becoming one of the key challenges to humans and wildlife worldwide as population pressure, degrading water quality, declining snowpack, and industrial and agricultural discharges contribute to this growing crisis. This symposium will explore the potential role of desalination as a viable source of clean water in our region, as well as developments in desalination technology in other arid regions of the world. Speakers will also identify the challenges and benefits of this technology with the guidance of practitioners and policymakers at the forefront of desalination.

Keynote Speaker

  Frances Spivy-Weber Frances Spivy-Weber
Vice Chair
California Water Resources Control Board

Featured Speakers

Sean Bothwell
California Coastkeeper Alliance
Heather Cooley
The Pacific Institute
Robert Harding
Metropolitan Water District of California
Ray Hiemstra
OC Coastkeeper
Andrew Kingman
Poseidon Water
Dennis Lees
Littoral Ecological & Environmental Services
Bill Lockyer
Brown Rudnick LLP
William Phillip
University of Notre Dame
Jefferey Sellers
University of Southern California

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Registration is free 

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please
contact Crissandra Flores at or (949) 824-0941


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