Get a Primer on California’s Complicated Water Rights System at Water 101 Workshop
Feb. 22 workshop includes optional Delta Tour the next day
California’s complicated water rights system was highlighted in recent years as state regulators curtailed some water rights due to the drought. That action prompted some water rights holders to go to court to retain their rights. Others called for a revamping of the water rights system all together. And more recently, some have called for giving a water right to the environment.
To understand the possibilities for the future, it is critical to understand where we are and how we got there. How did California create its water rights system? And how were senior water rights obtained? What’s the difference between a riparian right and an appropriative right?
These questions and more will be explained in easy-to-understand terms by Jennifer Harder, a law professor at McGeorge School of Law during our Water 101 Workshop on Feb. 22 at the law school’s campus.
Participants at last year’s workshop lauded Ms. Harder’s presentation.
“Completely enjoyed Jennifer Harder’s presentation.”
”Water rights session was hugely informational!!!”
Water rights is just one of the topics covered during the one-day workshop with an optional Delta Tour the next day. There is limited seating for the tour, which is almost sold out.
Other workshop topics include:
- California’s water geography, history and hydrology
- A close-up of the Delta and its role as the state’s water hub
- Climate change impacts to water resources
Click here for more information and to register securely online.