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Washington Water Law & the Public Trust
2100 Building
Seattle, WA
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Washington Water Law & the Public Trust
Water is an increasingly scarce resource in Washington State.  The demands for water are numerous: domestic and municipal, irrigation, agricultural, and for instream flows to sustain water quality, and fish and wildlife.  These demands are increasingly pitted against each other in these hard economic times especially where dynamic population growth is occurring.  Economic growth depends upon water but fish, wildlife, and our very future also depend upon sufficient flows in our rivers and streams.  So how can we return more water to instream uses, and can we do so while fostering growth?

Please join us for the Center for Environmental Law and Policy's 2nd conference on Washington Water Law & the Public Trust: a conference designed to examine recent efforts to restore instream flows, and new developments in water law and policy, with an engaging and expert faculty.


PROGRAM AND AGENDA
8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:25 Welcome & Introduction to the Program
Suzanne Skinner, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Law & Policy (CELP)

8:30- 9:45 Dam Removal: Condit and Restoring the White Salmon River, and the Prognosis for the Snake River (1.25 credits)
Brett Swift, NW Director American Rivers
Rich Bower,  Hydropower Reform Coalition
Sam Mace, Save Our Wild Salmon
Suzanne Skinner, CELP, Moderator

10:00- 11:00 Instream Flows for Restoration:  Examples from the Columbia Basin (1.0 credit)
Jason Hatch, Trout Unlimited
Jason McCormick, Washington Water Trust

11:00- 12:00 When a Lawyer Observes Judicial Misconduct or Disability:  The Code of Judicial Conduct and the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct.  (1.0 Ethics credit)
Reiko Callner, Executive Director
Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct

12:00- 12:30 Lunch break (A deli lunch is provided with the cost of admission)

12:30- 1:30 Luncheon Speaker.  Mixing science and ecological principles into natural resource law the challenges and complexities (1.0 credit)
Prof.  Sanne Knudsen, University of Washington School of Law

1:45- 2:45 Foster v. Ecology and Yelm: What Mitigation Suffices to Protect Instream Flows, and Applying Overriding Considerations of the Public Interest to Municipalities (1.0 credit)
Patrick Williams, Esq.
Travis Burns, AAG, Department of Ecology

2:45- 3:30 Legislative Prognostications for Water Resources Law in the 2013 Session (0.75 credits)
Karen Terwilliger, Department of Ecology
Suzanne Skinner, CELP

3:45- 4:45 Water Banking in the Dungeness River & the Dungeness Instream Flow Rule (1.0 credit)
Susan Adams, Executive Director Washington Water Trust

4:45- 5:00 Wrap Up
Suzanne Skinner, CELP

5:00 Adjourn

(7.0 CLE Credits Total)

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Location

2100 Building (View)
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
United States


Categories

Education > Workshops
Other > Green

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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