Jun

    Methods for Resolving Water Disputes: Interstate Compacts & Collaborative Processes

    1 PM EDT

    American Bar Association
    Section of Environment, Energy & Resources
    Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Committee
    In Co-sponsorship with the Water Resources Committee

    Present:

    Methods for Resolving Water Disputes: Interstate Compacts & Collaborative Processes

    Thursday, June 11, 2015
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
    Via Teleconference

    CLE credit - No

    Dial information will be circulated the morning of the call
     
    Program Overview - This panel will focus on current methods for dispute resolution on management, use, and allocation of surface water resources and watersheds. Interstate compacts have been a method for negotiated agreements between states on cross border water resources. Adjudication of these compacts will be discussed regarding disputes concerning implementation. The panelists will also discuss how collaboration and consensus building methods are being used to resolve watershed management issues.

    Speakers - (followed by Q&A at the conclusion of presentations):

    Matthew E. Draper Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Draper & Draper LLC.  His practice focuses on the litigation and arbitration of natural resources disputes. His water disputes practice includes interstate litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court.  Mr. Draper's firm is currently counsel to New Mexico in the litigation brought by Texas over the Rio Grande, and Montana in its suit against Wyoming over a tributary of the Yellowstone River (www.draperllc.com).
    Mr. Draper will discuss the resolution of interstate water disputes through compacts and litigation in the original jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Aaron T. Wolf Ph.D. is a professor of geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. A trained mediator/facilitator, he directs the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation, through which he has offered workshops, facilitations, and mediation in basins throughout the world (www.transboundarywaters.orst.edu). His research and teaching focus is on the interaction between water science and water policy, particularly as related to conflict prevention and resolution. He has authored and edited numerous books, publications and reports on various aspects of transboundary waters, from the local scale to the international.  
    Dr. Wolf will discuss collaborative processes of water conflict management, ranging in scale from small watersheds in the Western US to international basins including the Mekong and the Aral.

    Moderator:
    Christopher Kane, P.E., Esq., Vice-Chair Programs of the ADR Committee of SEER. He is V.P. Chief Counsel - Alternative Delivery, at AECOM. Early in his career, he spent 5 years as an engineering officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working on various water projects in the Pacific Northwest. He has worked in the development for energy, water and transportation infrastructure projects and has been a mediator for 20 years in environmental and construction dispute resolutions. He serves on mediator panels for the New Jersey Courts, AAA and CPR. He was an active mediator in the NJ Sandy Mediation Program. 
     
    Please e-mail questions to Chris Kane at  chris.kane@aecom.com with the subject "Methods for Resolving Water Disputes"
     
    And if you can’t make the call (or even if you can), check out the ADR Committee webpage, where we’ve developed a reference section with links to existing programs and recent articles covering current developments impacting this issue.
     
    ADR Committee Chairs:

    Joseph Siegel, jsiegel@law.pace.edu and Pamela Esterman pesterman@sprlaw.com

    If you have any questions or want additional information please contact :

    Cristina Vautier at Cristina.Vautier@americanbar.org or 312 988 5625

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    Methods for Resolving Water Disputes: Interstate Compacts & Collaborative Processes

    Event Details

    Format

    Teleconference

    Date

    Jun 11, 2015

    2015-06-11T13:00:00-04:00 2015-06-11T14:00:00-04:00 Methods for Resolving Water Disputes: Interstate Compacts & Collaborative Processes

    American Bar Association
    Section of Environment, Energy & Resources
    Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Committee
    In Co-sponsorship with the Water Resources Committee

    Present:

    Methods for Resolving Water Disputes: Interstate Compacts & Collaborative Processes

    Thursday, June 11, 2015
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
    Via Teleconference

    CLE credit - No

    Dial information will be circulated the morning of the call
     
    Program Overview - This panel will focus on current methods for dispute resolution on management, use, and allocation of surface water resources and watersheds. Interstate compacts have been a method for negotiated agreements between states on cross border water resources. Adjudication of these compacts will be discussed regarding disputes concerning implementation. The panelists will also discuss how collaboration and consensus building methods are being used to resolve watershed management issues.

    Speakers - (followed by Q&A at the conclusion of presentations):

    Matthew E. Draper Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Draper & Draper LLC.  His practice focuses on the litigation and arbitration of natural resources disputes. His water disputes practice includes interstate litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court.  Mr. Draper's firm is currently counsel to New Mexico in the litigation brought by Texas over the Rio Grande, and Montana in its suit against Wyoming over a tributary of the Yellowstone River (www.draperllc.com).
    Mr. Draper will discuss the resolution of interstate water disputes through compacts and litigation in the original jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Aaron T. Wolf Ph.D. is a professor of geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. A trained mediator/facilitator, he directs the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation, through which he has offered workshops, facilitations, and mediation in basins throughout the world (www.transboundarywaters.orst.edu). His research and teaching focus is on the interaction between water science and water policy, particularly as related to conflict prevention and resolution. He has authored and edited numerous books, publications and reports on various aspects of transboundary waters, from the local scale to the international.  
    Dr. Wolf will discuss collaborative processes of water conflict management, ranging in scale from small watersheds in the Western US to international basins including the Mekong and the Aral.

    Moderator:
    Christopher Kane, P.E., Esq., Vice-Chair Programs of the ADR Committee of SEER. He is V.P. Chief Counsel - Alternative Delivery, at AECOM. Early in his career, he spent 5 years as an engineering officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working on various water projects in the Pacific Northwest. He has worked in the development for energy, water and transportation infrastructure projects and has been a mediator for 20 years in environmental and construction dispute resolutions. He serves on mediator panels for the New Jersey Courts, AAA and CPR. He was an active mediator in the NJ Sandy Mediation Program. 
     
    Please e-mail questions to Chris Kane at  chris.kane@aecom.com with the subject "Methods for Resolving Water Disputes"
     
    And if you can’t make the call (or even if you can), check out the ADR Committee webpage, where we’ve developed a reference section with links to existing programs and recent articles covering current developments impacting this issue.
     
    ADR Committee Chairs:

    Joseph Siegel, jsiegel@law.pace.edu and Pamela Esterman pesterman@sprlaw.com

    If you have any questions or want additional information please contact :

    Cristina Vautier at Cristina.Vautier@americanbar.org or 312 988 5625

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