Tentative Agenda

8:00 a.m. 

Registration & Continental Breakfast sponsored by Lloyd, Gosselink, Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.

8:30 a.m. 

Welcome & Symposium Introduction

  • Gabriel Eckstein, Symposium Chair
  • Kylie Lehman, Property Journal Symposium Editor
  • Frederic White, Dean

8:40 a.m. 

Opening Keynote Presentation:

  • G. Tracy Mehan III, Principal in the Drinking Water and Water Quality Group of The Cadmus Group; former Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
        Coping with Water Scarcity, Risk & Uncertainty: Resilience and Hope

9:15 a.m. 

Panel I: Challenges for Securing Water Supplies

  • George William Sherk, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Worcester

    The Shape of Illusion: Water Law & Policy in the Fourth Dimension [Uncertainty and risk associated with the legal availability versus physical availability of water]

  • Brad Castleberry, Principal, Lloyd Gosselink

    The Impact of Federal Environmental Regulations and Obligations on Private and Public Water Rights and Supplies

  • Sharlene Leurig, Senior Manager, Insurance Program, CERES 

       Investment Risks Related to Projects Dependent on stable Water Supplies

10:35 a.m. 

Refreshments Break sponsored by Lloyd, Gosselink, Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.

10:45 a.m. 

Panel II: Opportunities for Securing Water Supplies for the Future

  • Mary E. Kelly, Parula Consulting and former Vice President and Senior Counsel of the Rivers and Deltas, Environmental Defense Fund

    State Water Planning: Theory v. Practice

  • Dr. Ron Kaiser, Professor & Chair, Texas A&M Water Program

    Water marketing as a Means for Securing Water Supplies: It's a Common Practice

  • Paul Bork, Operations Legal, The Dow Chemical Company

    Investment Impact of Water Reliability – Two Recent Dow Experiences

12:15 p.m. 


12:45 p.m. 

Luncheon Keynote Presentation: 

  • Linda Christie, Community and Government Relations Director,Tarrant Regional Water District 

        Red River Rivalry: 

        Meeting North Texas’ Demands with Oklahoma’s Surplus Supplies

1:40 p.m. 

Symposium Synthesis: 

  • Professor Jane Cohen, University of Texas School of Law

2:00 p.m. 

Roundtable featuring all Symposium speakers 

  • Moderator: Professor Gabriel Eckstein, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law 

3:20 p.m. 

Closing Remarks

3:30 p.m. 

Cocktail Reception sponsored by McGinnis, Lochridge, & Kilgore, LLP