California Water Law Symposium

Learn about the complex legal and regulatory framework for allocating water in California. Discussion will include regional water resources and hydrology, surface water rights, groundwater rights, environmental laws regulating water, the Colorado River Basin and the Salton Sea restoration plans. This course will explain how California manages its water supply with its extensive water delivery system of dams and aqueducts. We will also discuss how the system has managed during one of the worst droughts of record. Using actual case studies, we will identify important regional water transfer issues and tribal water rights.

This course will be of great interest to water and environmental professionals; those affiliated with a public agency, water district, tribal community, or NGO; or a member of the public with an interest in California’s most precious natural resources.

Event Information

Date:Wednesday, May 4
Time: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Location: CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, Room RG205
Fee*: $59 (Lunch on your own)
Registration Deadline: April 27
Instructor(s): David Sandino
Course No.: EENC 2176

California Water Law Symposium

* Fees are subject to change

David Sandino

David Sandino

David served as chief counsel for the California Department of Water Resources from 2006-2010 under an appointment by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and currently serves as senior staff counsel. He has worked on significant water, environmental, tribal, and energy issues during his 20-year career with the department. His teaching portfolio includes water law and environmental law at Texas Tech University School of Law; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Santa Clara University School of Law. He also created and teaches courses for environmental professionals on California water law and policy, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and Tribal Water Law. He received a distinguished teaching award from UC Davis for his contribution to natural science education, and received a 1999 Fulbright Fellowship to teach international environmental law at the Moscow State Academy.

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Spring 2016
EENC 2176
Wednesday, May 4
April 27