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November 3, 2017

Law Review Symposium: The Human Right to Water

About the Symposium

The University of the Pacific Law Review Symposium: The Human Right to Water: Turning Principles Into Action will feature Dr. Peter Gleick, President Emeritus, Pacific Institute, as keynote speaker. The symposium brought together academics, practitioners, and agencies to explore the ways in which the human right to water can be implemented in California, the U.S., and across the world.  Watch a video of the symposium on YouTube

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Welcome, Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz, McGeorge School of Law

History & Panel 1 Overview: 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate and Distinguished Professor Stephen C. McCaffrey, McGeorge School of Law

Panel 1: Implementing the Human Right to Water Across the Globe Moderated by Professor Karrigan Bork, McGeorge School of Law

Luncheon Keynote: Reflections on Opportunities and Obstacles to Implementing the Human Right to Water, Dr. Peter Gleick, President Emeritus, Pacific Institute

The Origins of The Human Right to Water in Classic Water Rights Law & Panel 2 Overview: Professor Jennifer Harder, McGeorge School of Law

Panel 2: Implementing the Human Right to Water in the U.S. & California Moderated by Professor Britton Schwartz, Clinical Teaching Fellow, Environmental Law Clinic, Berkeley Law

  • Dr. Tom Romero, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • Colin Bailey, Executive Director, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
  • Laurel Firestone, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Community Water Center
  • Max Gomberg, Climate & Conservation Manager, California State Water Resources Control Board

Panelist Roundtable on Projects and Solutions, with Audience Q&A, facilitated by Professor Rachael Salcido, McGeorge School of Law

Closing Remarks: 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate and Distinguished Stephen C. McCaffrey, McGeorge School of Law

Adjourn to Reception for Participants & Audience