Co-sponsored with the Colorado Bar Association, this workshop is the second in a 3-part series and will cover the following topics:
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Arizona v. California at 50: The Legacy and Future of
Governance, Reserved Rights, and Water Transfers
The 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's historic decision in Arizona v. California
arrives next summer. While the case was an important landmark in the still-evolving
relationship between these two Lower Basin states, it remains most salient today by
the way it codified federal rights and responsibilities, especially in the areas of federal
(including tribal) reserved rights, the role of the Interior Secretary in Lower Basin water
management, and the ability of Congress to allocate/reallocate water. It also modified
the Upper Basin/Lower Basin relationship in important ways, especially regarding
the treatment of Lower Basin tributaries. Moving forward, several types of potential
management innovations in areas such as governance and water transfers will hinge on
the framework outlined, in part, by this decision.
Please join fellow water professionals and members of the public in a discussion
of these legal and policy issues at the annual Clyde Martz Summer Conference at
the University of Colorado School of Law on August 15th and 16th, 2013, in Boulder,
For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 303-492-1286.