All attorneys and water managers will find helpful insights from the following sessions on
- strategies for coping with aging water infrastructure challenges in the face of shrinking budgets,
- how federal and state climate change regulation is likely to affect water users in all sectors,
- the effects that energy development through hydraulic fracturing is having on water resources in several eastern and western water basins,
- the latest developments in water-related takings, and
- models for allocating interstate water resources.
New lawyers and law students will benefit not only from the aquifer mechanics and ethics panels but also the Tribal Water Law 101 session, which will introduce the basics of tribal water issues and set the stage for a more detailed discussion of the latest issues in tribal water settlements. Finally, the conference will explore issues important to the host community of Las Vegas, which provides a local example of how many of these complex interstate, supply, and infrastructure challenges must be addressed at the same time.
The location at the Red Rock Resort provides opportunities either to enjoy the beautiful sandstone scenery surrounding the resort or to venture into the exciting dining, shopping, and nightlife that Las Vegas has to offer. Las Vegas is also a great place for a vacation. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is minutes away, Hoover Dam is a short 45-minute drive, and Valley of Fire State Park is an hour away. The spectacular scenery of Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Canyon National Parks is also within a day’s drive.
Plan now to join us for the 32nd Water Law Conference. The conference web page at www.ambar.org/EnvironWL has the latest information and will be updated as new information becomes available. Online registration through the website offers a convenient way to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you in June.