Fall 2013 Allen Chair Symposium: The Energy-Water Nexus

 

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Details:

Date:   Friday, October 18, 2013
Time:   8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Reception to follow.
Location:   Jepson Alumni Center, University of Richmond, 101 College Road, Richmond, VA 23229
Cost:   Free
MCLE:   4.5 (0.0 Ethics)

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013 Allen Chair Symposium and our wonderful speakers!  We look forward to seeing you next year.

Schedule & Power Points:

8:30 – 9:00 – Registration and Continental Breakfast – Jepson Alumni Center Gallery
9:00 – 9:15 – Symposium Welcome – Robins Pavilion
-       Ryan Murphy, Allen Chair Editor, University of Richmond Law Review
-       Wendy C. Perdue, Dean & Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
9:15 – 10:25 – Contextualizing the Energy-Water Nexus – Robins Pavilion
Moderator: Noah M. Sachs, Professor, University of Richmond School of Law
-       Jefferson Reynolds, Esq., Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
-       Andrea Wortzel, Esq., Troutman Sanders, LLP
-       Gabriel E. Eckstein, Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law
10:25 – 10:35 – Break
10:35 – 11:45 – Hydraulic Fracturing: An Energy-Water Tradeoff – Robins Pavilion
Moderator: John G. Douglass, Professor, University of Richmond School of Law
-      Amanda Leiter, Professor, American University Washington College of Law
-       Keith B. Hall, Professor, Louisiana State University Law Center
-       Joshua P. Fershee, Professor, West Virginia University College of Law
11:45 – 12:45 – Lunch – Jepson Alumni Center Gallery
12:45 – 2:15 – Situating the Energy-Water Nexus: Policy and Legal Reform – Robins Pavilion
Moderator: Joel B. Eisen, Professor, University of Richmond School of Law
-      Donald T. Hornstein, Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law
-      Uma Outka, Professor, University of Kansas School of Law
-      Melissa Powers, Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School
-     Shi-Ling Hsu, Professor, Florida State University College of Law
2:15 – 2:25 – Break
2:25 – 3:35 – Securing Resilience & Sustainability at the Energy-Water Nexus – Robins Pavilion
Moderator: Carl W. Tobias, Professor, University of Richmond School of Law
-       Alex Gilbert, Vermont School of Law
-       Justin Pidot, Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
-       Rhett Larson, Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Law
3:35 – 4:35 – Reception – Jepson Alumni Center Gallery

Biographies:

Directions to the Jepson Alumni Center

Past symposia issues and information regarding the student writing competition are available at www.allenchairsymposium.com.


CLE Reading Materials

Defining the Energy-Water Nexus

42 U.S.C. 16319. Energy & Water Supplies

U.S. Dep’t of Energy, Energy Demands on Water Resources: Report to Congress on the Interdependency of Energy and Water (Dec. 2006).

U.S. GAO, Energy-Water Nexus: Coordinated Federal Approach Needed to Better Manage Energy and Water Tradeoffs (Sept. 2012).

Hydraulic Fracturing: Energy and Water Tradeoffs

Keith B. Hall, Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 19 Buff. Envtl. L.J. 1 (2011-2012).

Monika Freyman & Ryan Salmon, Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Stress: Growing Competitive Pressure for Water (May 2013).

Situating the Energy-Water Nexus: Policy and Legal Reforms

Shi-Ling Hsu, Capital Rigidities, Latent Externalities, 51 Hous. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2014).

Securing Resilience & Sustainability at the Energy-Water Nexus

Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool, Running on Empty: The Electricity-Water Nexus and the U.S. Electric Utility Sector, 30 Energy L.J. 11 (2009).

Carey W. King et al., Coherence Between Water and Energy Policies, 53 Nat. Res. J. 117 (2013).

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Fall 2013 Allen Chair Symposium: The Energy-Water Nexus

Each year, the Allen Chair Symposium explores a topic of national and international interest.  The 2013 Allen Chair Symposium is dedicated to the energy-water nexus and discussing how the law can support resilient water and energy policies.  Panels will explore relationships between fuel extraction and water resources, water scarcity and energy reliability, and energy and …

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