Professor Dellapenna Was Keynote Speaker at The Water Law and Policy Conference
Villanova Law Professor, Joseph Dellapenna
, was the keynote speaker at The Water Law and Policy Conference on November 8, 2012 at the C.A Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale, Arkansas. The conference was sponsored by the Public Policy Center and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law and included topics such as the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico and fracking.
"The timing and topics of this Water Law and Policy Conference are extraordinary. The drought of 2012 underscores the importance of the state's water resource," said Tom Riley, director of the Public Policy Center of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.
"Led by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, we have begun the process of updating the 'State Water Plan'; natural gas exploration and hydrofracking have introduced new water demand and quality concerns; irrigation projects and rural water development gained in urgency; all while the questions of rights and use priorities became more complicated, especially in Riparian Law states."
Professor Dellapenna is also a co-author of "Water and Water Rights," the standard reference work on water law in the United States.