Texas Bar Schedules Water Rights CourseIn Austin

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 00:00

The State Bar of Texas has scheduled its annual Changing Face of Water Rights course for Thursday and Friday, April 8 and 9, at the Sheraton Austin Hotel.

Practitioners may come a day early, on Wednesday, April 7, for Water Rights Law 101, also at the Sheraton Austin.

The course will tackle some of the major challenges facing communities, environmentalists, and real estate developers. Presentations on Thursday include Reservoir and Surface Water Supply Issues with Steven P. Watters, PWS, Environmental Scientist with Freese and Nichols, Inc.; a Legislative Update with Bruce Wasinger, general counsel of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority; and Water Development Board: Financing and Programs with Kip Averitt, the Texas State Senate, District 22.

On Friday, a morning session titled Water Rights Enforcement and Drought Management is scheduled. The luncheon presenter, Gabriel E. Eckstein, the Texas Tech School of Law, will address Water Ethics: What Is Your Role as a Lawyer? followed by a panel discussion titled Water Supply for Land Development: Dealing with Water Utilities and Environmental Flows that Affect Water Rights moderated by Mark McPherson, the McPherson Lawfirm, and with Ingrid Karin Hansen of the Texas Water Development Board among the panelists.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To make a reservation, call (800) 204-2222 or go to www.texasbarcle. com.