Water Law & Policy Conference


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.

Anyone interested in water law & policy issues is welcome to attend!


Fri, December 1, 2017

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM MST

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James E. Rogers College of Law

1201 East Speedway Boulevard

Room 164

Tucson, AZ 85721

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