School To Host Conference Exploring Legal, Economic Issues Of Watershed
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.
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
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
more information, visit the conference Web site: http://www.law.virginia.edu/home2002/html/news/2003_spr/olin_water.htm
1: Defining the Issues
(1:45 - 3:15 pm)
Executive Director, Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority
"Lessons from the Drought"
Member, Virginia Water Control Board
Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
"Issues in Regional and State Watershed Planning"
Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
"Connecting Water Quality and Water Quantity"
2: Shaping Solutions
(3:30 - 5 pm)
Ameritech Professor of Public Policy Studies,
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
"Market Solutions to Watershed Management Issues"
Vice Dean and Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources
Law, Stanford University Law School
"Watersheds, Natural Capital, and Water"
Resident Scholar, Resources for the Future
"Mediated Solutions in Eastern Water Management"
Mike Marshall, (434) 924-3763