Deltas in the Delta

October 19, 2019

Panelist, 28th Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®

Downey Brand is pleased to sponsor the 28th annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®. The conference is nationally recognized as the largest and most prestigious gathering in California of leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources law.

Downey Brand partner Kevin O’Brien will be taking part in a panel discussion at this year’s conference. The panel will discuss updates to the California State Water Resources Control Board’s Bay-Delta plan requiring additional flows to protect fish in the Lower San Joaquin River and its tributaries. Further, the panel will address legal issues and expected consequences related to updates to the Sacramento River Watershed Plan and other changes in the Delta.

This in-depth discussion will also feature moderator Karrigan Börk of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law as well as co-panelists Tina Cannon Leahy of the California State Water Resources Control Board, Kim Delfino of Defenders of Wildlife, and Ernest Conant of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Two other Downey Brand partners will be participating in panels at this year’s conference:

Christian Marsh, Panelist, Public Trust Doctrine: Exploring the Boundaries of an Ancient Doctrine in an Era of Environmental Regulation

Nicole Granquist, Panelist, LA River: Competing or Compatible Visions – Stormwater Use and River Restoration

For more information about this year’s conference visit the California Lawyers Association’s website.