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2016 Martz Summer Conference

Coping with Water Scarcity in River Basins Worldwide:

Lessons Learned from Shared Experiences

2016 Clyde Martz Summer Conference

University of Colorado School of Law

Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

Thursday, June 9th and Friday, June 10th, 2016

Presented by the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources,

Energy, and the Environment

37th Annual Martz Summer Conference

Clyde O. Martz was a father of natural resource law in the United States. He was an exemplary teacher, mentor, counselor, advocate, and a professor of natural resources law for 15 years at the Colorado Law. Professor Martz was one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and of the Law School’s Natural Resources Law Center, which later became the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment. In 1951, he assembled and published the first natural resources law casebook, combining the previously discrete subjects of water law, mining law, and oil and gas law.

In 1962, Professor Martz joined the law firm of Davis Graham & Stubbs. During his tenure at Davis, Graham & Stubbs, he took periodic leaves of absence to serve as the Assistant Attorney General of the Lands and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (1967-69), a Colorado Special Assistant Attorney General (1971-75), and as the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior (1980-81). He retired from the firm in the late 1990s and passed away in 2010 at the age of 89.

The Getches-Wilkinson Center's annual summer conference hosts outstanding faculty, scholars, public officials, and students who gather to discuss the complex and fascinating issues that dominate the field of natural resources law and policy. The GWC will administer the summer program in a way that honors Clyde’s singular contributions to the profession.

Conference Introduction 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.

Agenda Day One: Thursday, June 9th 7:30-8:00 Welcome and Registration 8:00-8:10 Welcoming Remarks Session One: The Challenge of Water Scarcity in Basins Around the World: An Introduction Session Chair: Doug Kenney (Getches-Wilkinson Center) Cases from North America 8:10 to 8:30 Columbia River Basin (Canada and US) Barb Cosens (University of Idaho) 8:30 to 8:50 British Columbia (Canada) Oliver M. Brandes (University of Victoria) 8:50 to 9:10 Colorado River Basin (US and Mexico) Larry MacDonnell (University of Colorado) 9:10 to 9:30 Arizona (US) Amy McCoy (University of Arizona) 9:30 to 9:50 Rio Grande (US and Mexico) Adrian Oglesby (University of New Mexico) 9:50-10:20 Morning Networking Break (Refreshments provided in Boettcher Hall) Some Other Cases From Around the World 10:20 to 10:40 Murray-Darling River Basin (Australia) Tony McLeod (MDBA) 10:40 to 11:00 Spain Teodoro Estrela (Jucar River Basin Authority) 11:00 to 11:20 Sao Francisco River Basin (Brazil) Vanessa Empinotti (Federal University of ABC) 11:20 to 11:40 South Africa Mike Muller (University of Witwatersrand) 11:40 to 12:00 India Srinivas Chokkakula (Centre for Policy Research) 12:00-1:00 Lunch (Lunch provided in Schaden Commons, 2 floor-West End) Session 2: Rivers and People: Improving Environmental Water Management by Integrating Social and Eco-hydrological Sciences Session Chair: Sue Jackson (Griffith University) 1:00 to 1:15 Environmental Flows in the Era of River Anthropology Rebecca Tharme (Riverfutures Ltd) 1:15 to 2:45 Environmental Flow Case Studies Case 1. Three tropical north Australian basins (the Fitzroy River, Daly River and the Mitchell) Michael Douglas (University of Western Australia) and Sue Jackson (Griffith University) Case 2. The Patuca (Honduras) and Marañon (Ecuador-Peru) basins Elizabeth Anderson (Florida International University) Case 3. Southern and Eastern African River basins (Rufiji and Mara basins) Rebecca Tharme (Riverfutures Ltd) Case 4. USA Case Studies Joe Flotemersch (US Environmental Protection Agency) 2:45-3:15 Afternoon Networking Break (Refreshments provided in Boettcher Hall) Session 3: Indigenous Water Justice Session Chair: Jason Robison (University of Wyoming) 3:15 to 3:45 Synthesis of the Indigenous Water Justice Symposium Moderator: Jason Robison (University of Wyoming)

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8:00 Conference Reconvenes Session 4: Adapting to Water Scarcity and Droughts in Federations Session Chairs: Dustin Garrick (McMaster University/University of Oxford) and Lucia De Stefano (Complutense Univ. of Madrid) 8:15 to 8:50 Learning from Drought Crisis in Federations: Tools and Institutions for Dealing with Water Scarcity and Sustained Droughts Dustin Garrick (McMaster University/University of Oxford) Lucia De Stefano (Complutense Univ. of Madrid) 8:50 to 10:15 Panel: The Colorado and the Murray-Darling Moderator: Lucia De Stefano (Complutense Univ. of Madrid)

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10:15-10:45 Morning Networking Break (Refreshments provided in Boettcher Hall) 10:45 to 12:20 Panel: International Innovations to Address Water Scarcity and Drought: Lessons Learned Moderator: Daniel Connell (Australian National University)

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2:30-3:30 Conference Concludes (Post-conference socializing until 3:30) Speaker Biographies (alphabetical by last name) Elizabeth P. Anderson

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Oliver is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria in both the Faculty of Law and in the School of Public Administration. He is a founding member of the national expert group the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW), which he currently co-chairs, and serves as an advisor to numerous other national, provincial and more local water organizations and funders. He has affiliations at a number of Universities including the University of Waterloo, University of Manitoba, and Brock University. At the University of Victoria, he is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Global Studies and is a Fellow of the Environmental Law Centre. He has recently co-developed and delivered BC’s first water law course at the University of Victoria’s law school.

He is a formal advisor to a variety of local, provincial and national governments providing strategic water law and policy advice and is currently a technical advisor to the BC Ministry of Environment supporting the ongoing development of the Water Sustainability Act and was a member of the Water Advisory Committee to the Council of the Federation.  Srinivas Chokkakula

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Barbara is a member of the Universities Consortium on Columbia River Governance and has worked with Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary Faculty of Law, on two projects funded by the Program on Water Issues at the Munk School of Global Affairs: one on mechanisms for flexibility and adaptability in international water agreements, and the other on U.S. and Canada domestic law in international law. She is co-chair of a project made possible through support from the NSF funded National SocioEnvironmental Synthesis Center, SESYNC: Adaptive Governance in Regional Water Systems to Manage Resilience in an era of Changing Climate. She spent spring 2015 as the Goyder Institute Visiting Professor in Public Sector Policy and Management at Flinders University researching adaptive water governance and water law in South Australia and the Lake Eyre Basin.

Forrest Cuch

Forrest S. Cuch is an enrolled member of the Ute Indian Tribe. He was born in 1951 and raised on the Uintah and Ouray Ute Indian Reservation in northeastern Utah. In 1973, he graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Behavioral Sciences. During his 38 year career, Forrest has held many challenging jobs, beginning as education director for the Ute Indian Tribe. He has also served as tribal planner/administrator for an eastern tribe and social studies department head and teacher for his alma mater, Wasatch Academy, Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Forrest was executive director, Utah Division of Indian Affairs. During this time, he published A History of Utah’s American Indians, Utah State University Press, 2000. He has served on numerous boards, including as a trustee representing American Indians on the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games; trustee for Swaner Preserve; and Salt Lake City based Pax Natura. Forrest played a key role in the PBS/KUED sponsored curriculum project entitled “We Shall Remain,” which features a video series of the histories of the Utah tribes with accompanying materials. Forrest is Co-Founder of Rising American Indian Nations (RAIN), an Indian operated non-profit organization established to empower American Indian people. Throughout his career, he has worked to call attention to the ancient presence of American Indian people in the intermountain west, and he has worked with other American Indian leaders in and out of state to address many critical issues facing all American Indians. He currently is engaged in working with spiritual leaders through the Western Hemisphere to usher in the new shift in feminine conscious known as the New Earth and calling attention to Climate Change and Harm to Mother Earth.

Lucia De Stefano Lucia De Stefano is Associate Professor at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), where she teaches hydrology and water resources management. She is also an international consultant, having worked for USAID, The World Bank, University of Oxford and Oregon State University. Her previous position was as a senior research fellow at the Water Observatory of the Botín Foundation, a Spanish think-tank working on water policy in Spain and Latin America. In 2008-09 she was a postdoctoral researcher at Oregon State University, USA, working on global studies on water conflicts and resilience to climate-changeinduced water variability, and regional water governance benchmarking in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Previously she worked as a policy officer for World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and as a water management specialist in the private sector. A hydrogeologist by training, she obtained her advanced degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Pavia (Italy), and holds a PhD on evaluation of water policy from Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

  She received formal training in water conflict management and negotiation at Oregon State University, USA, and UNESCO-IHE in Delft, the Netherlands. Her main fields of interest are public policy evaluation, multilevel water planning, drought management, groundwater governance, transboundary waters, and the assessment of good governance attributes from different disciplinary perspectives.

Michael Douglas

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Dr. Dustin Garrick is a Lecturer in Environmental Management at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His work examines policies, institutions and incentives addressing water scarcity and climate variability in stressed river basins. His recent book, Water Allocation in Rivers under Pressure, compares the evolution and performance of water markets and river basin governance in the Colorado, Columbia and Murray-Darling Rivers – three closed rivers at the forefront of water challenges globally. In this work, he seeks to advance theory and evidence on property rights and resource allocation, working across multiple research traditions, including the commons, political economy, and risk science. His current work is anchored in ongoing projects examining: the political economy and performance of water markets; disaster risk governance and drought resilience in federal rivers; and the development and use of institutional indicators by water managers and development practitioners. He has a special interest in networks and partnerships that connect water research and institutional innovations in water allocation and basin governance, working with partners in the US Bureau of Reclamation, Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program (USA), OECD, Forum of Federations, and the World Bank. He recently served on the Global Water Partnership / OECD task force on Water Security and Sustainable Growth and is active on a number of international and comparative water policy and economic projects. Prior to joining Oxford (from July 2016), Dr Garrick was Philomathia Chair of Water Policy at McMaster University and a Fulbright Scholar (2010-11) in Australia, where he remains a Research Associate of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy at Australian National University.

Nuria Hernandez-Mora

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An enrolled member of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, Nora McDowell was born and raised on the Fort Mojave Indian reservation located in Needles, CA.

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