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Western Water Law
The Most Comprehensive & Powerful Insights
February 19 - 20, 2015  •  The Westin  •  San Diego

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Earn Up to 12 Hours MCLE Credit Including 1 Hour of Ethics Credit
Conference Highlights
Dear Colleague:
As the demand for water continues to grow, so does your need to have answers.
Experts from around the West and the nation, who are actively shaping the direction of
water supply and quality issues, will travel to San Diego to share their experience and
insights into the myriad of complex and legal issues surrounding water in the West.
We will address these Hot Topics:
• Perspectives on Federal Water Policy
• Water Laws that Get in the Way
• Western Water Law Recap
• Federal Reserved Water Rights: Overview and Current Status
• Does the Reserved Rights Doctrine Apply to Groundwater?
• The Dispute Over the Rio Grande: Texas v. New Mexico
• California Adopts Groundbreaking Groundwater Legislation
• Regulation of Groundwater and Surface Water in Arizona
• How Are Western States Managing Water Supplies
• Federal Permitting and River Management
• Climate Change
• Water Quality & Water Quantity Issues in Wyoming
• Ethics and Water Law
• Developments on the Clean Water Act
Whether you are a private practitioner, government official, developer, planner,
environmental advocate or in any way involved with or affected by Western water
law and policy, this is the one conference you won’t want to miss.
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!
Michael A. Gheleta, Esq.
Program Co-Chair
Acting Assistant Solicitor
for Water & Power
US Department of the
Interior, Washington, DC

Roderick E. Walston, Esq.
Program Co-Chair
Best Best & Krieger
Walnut Creek, CA