Legal Approach to Global Water Sustainability on World Water Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2010 – American University Washington College of Law will host a conference titled “World Water Day: Legal Approaches to Global Water Sustainability.” The conference is presented by the Journal on Sustainable Development Law & Policy.
March 22 is United Nations World Water Day, and this conference includes various panel discussions outlining current challenges to the sustainability of drinking water. Such challenges include distribution of water sources, the diplomacy involved in resolving issues of scarcity, and access to disadvantaged populations such as American Indians and the global south. Whether there should be a right to water is an issue of both legal and moral debate. Legal approaches to water access provide the background to understanding this growing global crisis.
The program features experts from nature and wildlife conservation groups, including the Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, American Rivers, and more.
When: March 22, 2010
9 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Where: American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016, Room 603
9:00 am Registration and continental breakfast
9:15 am Opening Remarks from the Editors in Chief, Sustainable Development Law & Policy
Addie Haughey and Blake Mensing
9:30 am Challenges and Solutions to Sustainable Clean Water Resources in the U.S.
Joe Hankins, Freshwater Conservancy
Natalie Roy, Clean Water Network
Margaret Bowman, Walton Family Foundation
Ed Hopkins, Sierra Club
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Future of Water Regulation in the U.S.
Jan Goldman-Carter, National Wildlife Federation
Gary Belan, American Rivers
Mitch Jones, Food and Water Watch
12:15 pm Buffet lunch
12:30 pm Global Access to Water and the U.S. Role
Flavia Loures, WWF International
Larry Engel, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University
1:45 pm Closing Remarks
2:00 pm Adjourn
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