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U.Va. Law School To Host Conference Exploring Legal, Economic Issues Of Watershed Management

March 17, 2003-- Last year's drought in the eastern United States demonstrated that water supply is a pressing national issue, not one confined to the arid West.

The University of Virginia School of Law will host a half-day conference on watershed management Thursday, March 20, that will look at ways to handle water supply and quality issues through a variety of integrated strategies. The conference will be held from 1:45 to 5 p.m. in Caplin Pavilion.

Supported by the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics, the conference will consider pricing schemes and other market strategies, dispute resolution techniques and new organizational forms for watershed management.

For more information, visit the conference Web site: http://www.law.virginia.edu/home2002/html/news/2003_spr/olin_water.htm

The schedule follows:

Panel 1: Defining the Issues
(1:45 - 3:15 pm)

Larry Tropea
Executive Director, Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority
"Lessons from the Drought"


Kay Slaughter
Member, Virginia Water Control Board
Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
"Issues in Regional and State Watershed Planning"

Diane Regas
Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
"Connecting Water Quality and Water Quantity"

Panel 2: Shaping Solutions
(3:30 - 5 pm)

Don Coursey
Ameritech Professor of Public Policy Studies,
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
"Market Solutions to Watershed Management Issues"

Barton Thompson
Vice Dean and Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law, Stanford University Law School
"Watersheds, Natural Capital, and Water"

Leonard Shabman
Resident Scholar, Resources for the Future
"Mediated Solutions in Eastern Water Management"

Contact: Mike Marshall, (434) 924-3763

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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