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Alabama Law Hosts Symposium on Water Resources Law

August 25, 2017

Some of the nation’s leading experts on water law visited Alabama Law today for the symposium on Water Resources Law.

Participants discussed the laws governing ownership of surface water, groundwater, and other water resources in Alabama and throughout the Southeast. They addressed interstate water law conflicts, the types of water policies that have worked in other states, and what may be preventing Alabama from establishing a more comprehensive water law policy.
The symposium also provided an update on the Alabama Water Agencies Working Group and information about legislative and administrative developments in Alabama and at the federal level.

Featured speakers were:

William L. Andreen, Edgar L. Clarkson Professor of Law, The University of Alabama School of Law
Bennett Bearden, Water Policy & Law Institute, The University of Alabama
Heather Elliott, Alumni, Class of ’36 Professor of Law, The University of Alabama School of Law
Blake Hudson, Professor of Law, The University of Houston Law Center
Christine Klein, Chesterfield Smith Professor and University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Chip Morgan, Executive Vice President, Delta Council (Mississippi)
Rebecca Wright Pritchett, Pritchett Environmental & Resources Law LLC
Mitchell Reid, Director of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy in Alabama
Nick Tew, State Geologist, the Geological Survey of Alabama

The University of Alabama School of Law strives to remain neutral on issues of public policy. The Law School’s communications team may facilitate interviews or share opinions expressed by faculty, staff, students, or other individuals regarding policy matters. However, those opinions do not necessarily reflect the views of the Law School, the University, or affiliated leadership.