Developments in Water Supply Regulation, Reporting, and Legislation

June 20-21, 2019

Argent Communications 34th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference

Downey Brand is excited to sponsor the 34th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference on June 20-21, 2019 in San Francisco. Downey Brand water law attorneys Meredith Nikkel (Conference Co-Chair), Scott Shapiro, and David Aladjem are presenting

This annual conference focuses on ever-changing issues regarding California’s water law and policy. Acknowledging California’s recent high snowpack and brimming reservoirs, the conference will focus on developments in water supply regulation, reporting, and legislation.

Topics include, changes to Colorado River management; ongoing SGMA compliance issues for groundwater sustainability plans (GSPs); San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta water quality, habitat restoration, and the ever-changing WaterFix Project; taxation of water in an effort to assure a clean water supply; the scope of the Public Trust Doctrine; and the newly legal cannabis industry’s implications for water supply and quality issues.

Participants will hear from leading authorities from state regulatory agencies, environmental organizations, the academic community, and top water law attorneys from throughout the state. This year’s keynote presenter is Ernest Conant, Regional Director for the Mid-Pacific Region of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

  • Meredith Nikkel will start things off with an introduction and, later in her presentation, discuss plans, agreements, and litigation on the Bay-Delta;
  • Scott Shapiro will present on the relationship between climate change and water. Specifically, concerns with and movement on new flood control and water storage projects;
  • David Aladjem will address the current trajectory of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and the intersection of the law and adjudication procedures.

Visit the event website to view the full agenda and to register. When registering, use promo code “Friends of Downey Brand” and receive a $100 discount.