Implementing the Human Right to Water in the West

February 3-5, 2011
Willamette University College of Law
245 Winter St SE
Salem, OR 97301

Conference Chair: Susan L. Smith, Professor of Law, Director of the Certificate Program in Law & Government
Conference Organizers: Jonathan S. Clyde, James Culliton, Tom Dimitre, Sarah Hunt Vasche


A conference about the human right to water. This three-day event will tackle two critical questions: How Western water law and policy deals with the human right to water; and if, in the face of increasing water scarcity, we should change our laws to assure clean water for everyone. Through this effort, we hope to develop a better understanding of the challenge facing the Western U.S. and share lessons with a world that must conquer the challenge of providing clean water for all.


Call for Papers

  • Abstract submission- July 15, 2010
  • Notification of acceptance- August 1, 2010
  • Full paper submission-November 15, 2010
  • Conference presentation-February 3-5, 2011


Registration fee: $125; after Dec. 15, $140

CLE Credits:

12.5 General credits-Oregon

Washington pending

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