Water Law & Policy Conference

    December 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    College of Law Bldg
    1201 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721

    “The Water Law & Policy Conference, a collaboration with the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, will bring together attorneys, public policy makers, and scientists to review the major water law challenges facing Arizona. Presentations by experts in the field will include topics such as Tribal water rights, recycled water for potable uses, and the water/energy nexus. It will take place on Friday, December 1st in Tucson.

    Co-Chair: Barbara U. Rodriguez-Pashkowski, Environmental Attorney, Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C.

    Co-Chair: Ken Hodson, Retired

    Speakers will include:

    Chris Avery, Chief Water Counsel, Principal Assistant City Attorney, City of Tucson
    Tom Buschatzke, Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources
    Michelle DeBlasi, Environmental and Energy Attorney, Fennemore Craig, P.C.
    Robert Glennon, Regents’ Professor, Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy, James E. Rogers College of Law
    Jeff Heilman, Water Rights and Natural Resources Attorney, Salmon, Lewis & Weldon, PLC
    Rhett Larson, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability Associate Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
    Rob McCandless, Membrane Technology Specialist, Brown and Caldwell
    Mark McGinnis, Water Rights and Natural Resources Attorney, Salmon, Lewis & Weldon, PLC
    Dave Roberts, Senior Director of Water Resources, Salt River Project
    Patrick Sigl, Senior Attorney, Salt River Project

    The proceedings will be published in the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy in Spring of 2018.

    Schedule Overview

    Friday, Dec. 1st: all-day summit at the University of Arizona College of Law, 8:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The conference will be followed by a happy hour for attendees.


    This event may qualify for up to 5 hours of CLE credit.


    A registration fee of $90 will be collected at the registration the morning of the event. Cash, check, and card are all accepted.

    This event is free for students, employees of the University of Arizona, and government employees.”


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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