WATER LAW, POLICY AND ETHICS TO BE TOPIC OF INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Written by Michael Castellon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Oct. 12, 2005
CONTACT: Michael Castellon, m.castellon@ttu.edu


LUBBOCK – Experts will assemble Nov. 2-4 at an international symposium at Texas Tech University to discuss how water laws, regulations and policies impact social and economic factors around the world.

Exploring the value and ethic of water has become increasingly necessary in recent years due to complex legal systems and a dwindling supply of water resources.

The Water Law and Policy Symposium, hosted by the Texas Tech University School of Law, will allow leading experts to address the roles that the public and private sectors, as well as government agencies, play in developing standards for managing water resources.

The symposium has tremendous relevance to private and public organizations holding water rights, said Gabriel Eckstein, an associate professor of law at Texas Tech.

“Water is not only a precious resource and integral component of the natural environment, but it can also be considered a property right and a commodity subject to market forces,” Eckstein said. “Alternatively, some maintain considerable aesthetic, cultural or religious claims to specific bodies of water. The goal of the symposium is to unite these different perspectives and engender cooperation so we can make the best use of this precious resource.”

Those interested in attending the symposium should visit www.law.ttu.edu/waterlaw for more information.

CONTACT: professor Gabriel Eckstein, director, Center for Water Law & Policy Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3990 ext. 260, gabriel.eckstein@ttu.edu


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