In the face of drought, pollution, and population growth, water has become both more scarce and more in demand than ever. As vital resources are stretched to new limits, the world will need laws and policies that direct the wise, sustainable use and distribution of water.
Students involved in Water Resources Law learn about local, national, and global efforts to protect water supplies through research, education, and policy development. The focus rests on water law, environmental justice, and policy initiatives to further judicious use of water as a publicly-held and shared commons. Courses include:
A cohort of the nation’s leading water law professors and lawyers constitute the water speciality, including John Echeverria, author of “The Intersection of Water Law and Takings Doctrine”, Pat Parenteau, author of several chapters in Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy, and Sarah Reiter, whose work spans research on the ocean’s seafloor to its uppermost polar region.