Confirmed Speakers and Topics:

  • Gabriel Eckstein, Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University – Conference Chair.

  • Paul BorkOperations Legal, The Dow Chemical Company – Investment Impact of Water Reliability – Two recent Dow experiences.

  • Brad Castleberry, Principal, Lloyd, Gosselink, Rochelle & Townsend – The impact of federal environmental regulations and obligations on private and public water rights and supplies.

  • Linda Christie, Community and Government Relations Director, Tarrant Regional Water District – Red River Rivalry: Meeting North Texas’ Demands with Oklahoma’s Surplus Supplies.

  • Jane M. Cohen, Edward Clark Centennial Professor of Law, University of Texas School of Law – Symposium Synthesis.

  • Dr. Ron Kaiser, Professor & Chair, Texas A&M Water Program – Water marketing as a means for securing water supplies: It's a common practice.

  • 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.

  • Sharlene Leurig, Senior Manager, Water Program, CERES – Investment risks related to projects and companies dependent on stable water supplies.

  • G. Tracy Mehan III, Principal, The Cadmus Group; former Assistant Administrator for Water at the USEPA – Coping with Water Scarcity, Risk & Uncertainty: Resilience and Hope.

  • Dr. George William Sherk, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Worcester – The Shape of Illusion: Water Law & Policy in the Fourth Dimension.