Hot Topic: Drought in the American West: Reflections on Law, Policy and Science

1 Aug 2016

Hot Topic: Drought in the American West: Reflections on Law, Policy and Science

8:00pm - 8:00pm

Oakes 007

Oakes 007

​With Adell Amos, Clayton R. Hess Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Clinics, University of Oregon School of Law


Water resources in the western United States are facing increasing scarcity in light of climate change, severe drought cycles, and over allocation of a limited resource. This talk will focus on the emerging legal challenges for addressing drought conditions, the foundational issues addressing property rights and the role of governments in ensuring adequate water resources for current and future generations, and the role of coupled human–natural systems water modeling to identify water scarcity and model possible policy solutions.


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