Title

VIDEO: Opening Remarks and Session 1: The Challenge of Water Scarcity in Basins Around the World: An Introduction

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date

6-9-2016

Series

Martz Summer Conference (8th: 2016: Boulder, Colo.)

Description

VIDEO:

8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Speakers:

Charles Wilkinson, Moses Lasky Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law

Doug Kenney, Getches-Wilkinson Center

SESSION ONE: The Challenge of Water Scarcity in Basins Around the World: An Introduction

Moderator: Doug Kenney, Getches-Wilkinson Center

Cases from North America

8:10 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. British Columbia (Canada): Oliver M. Brandes, University of Victoria

8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Columbia River Basin (Canada and US): Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho

8:50 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Colorado River Basin (US and Mexico): Larry MacDonnell, University of Colorado

9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Arizona (US): Amy McCoy, University of Arizona

9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Rio Grande (US and Mexico): Adrian Oglesby, University of New Mexico

Some Other Cases From Around the World

10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Murray-Darling River Basin (Australia): Tony McLeod, MDBA, Murray-Darling Basin Authority

10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Spain: Teodoro Estrela, Júcar River Basin Authority

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. São Francisco River Basin (Brazil): Vanessa Empinotti, Federal University of ABC

11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. South Africa: Mike Muller, University of Witwatersrand

11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. India: Srinivas Chokkakula, Centre for Policy Research

Moderator

Doug Kenney

Streaming Media

Comments

Water scarcity is increasingly dominating headlines throughout the world. In the southwestern USA, the looming water shortages on the Colorado River system and the unprecedented drought in California are garnering the greatest attention. Similar stories of scarcity and crisis can be found across the globe, suggesting an opportunity for sharing lessons and innovations. For example, the Colorado River and Australia's Murray-Darling Basin likely can share many lessons, as both systems were over-allocated, feature multiple jurisdictions, face similar climatic risks and drought stresses, and struggle to balance human demands with environmental needs. In this conference we cast our net broadly, exploring several salient topics including: trans-boundary cooperation, water marketing, Indigenous water rights, environmental and social water needs, and drought coping.

This public event will be informed by three invitation-only meetings held immediately before the conference: an “Indigenous Water Justice” symposium; a “Social Dimensions of Environmental Water Management” workshop; and a “Drought Crises in Federations” symposium.

Session 1: The Challenge of Water Scarcity in Basins Around the World: An Introduction.

Alternate Title

The Challenge of Water Scarcity in Basins Around the World: An Introduction