LA River: Competing or Compatible Visions – Stormwater Use and River Restoration

October 20, 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 Nicole Granquist will be taking part in a panel discussion at this year’s conference. The panel will discuss the evolving perspective of viewing wastewater and stormwater as resources and the efforts to identify new local water supplies within this framework. Further, the panel will explore the LA River as a case study to illuminate the issues that arise when wastewater and stormwater reuse are proposed, including the varied legal tensions and political hurdles.

This lively discussion will also feature moderator Alexandra Paxton from Water Foundation as well as co-panelists Bruce Reznik of LA Waterkeeper and Jonathon Bishop of the California State Water Resources Control Board.

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

Kevin O’Brien, Panelist, Deltas in the Delta

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

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