Groundwater Dispute Resolution Workshop

WHEN November 5-6, 2014
WHERE Stanford Y2E2

Water in the West is embarking on a research project to develop potential tools for reaching successful, negotiated resolutions to groundwater allocation decisions and disputes. These tools could be used under the new groundwater statute, or to assist in resolving adjudications. The purpose of this 1.5 -day workshop is to help shape the project’s activities to best address needs and gaps identified by those with expertise in groundwater allocation and dispute resolution. The interactive workshop will engage groundwater managers, industry representatives, resource conflict experts, water lawyers, policy makers, technical experts, and others in discussions on groundwater allocation disputes, the tools and frameworks used in other resource dispute resolutions and their applicability to groundwater, and the attributes and impediments of technologies in dispute resolution.