Governor Jerry Brown announced his proposed budget for 2014-15 today.  For the first time in two years, no budget cuts are proposed for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), while the State Water Resources Control Board stands to receive a transfer of $200 million and 291 positions from the state Dept. of Public Health to take over administration of programs to ensure clean and safe drinking water, especially in communities with groundwater contamination.

 

Dave Puglia

This webinar will explore and evaluate the underlying fundamentals of water law and policy in California, with a brief comparison to water laws applicable in Arizona. Participants will learn the essential elements of water management laws, including:

  • The types of property rights applied to water
  • The demarcation between public and private interests in water resources
  • The different legal regimes applied to surface water and groundwater and how the two are coordinated
  • Federal versus state authority in water management
  • The various legal institutions that govern the use of water
Jason Resnick

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