Environmental Law Program

David Penn Attends ABA Water Law Conference

David Penn Las Vegas ELP Travel Grant










Part-time student David Penn ’14 (pictured fourth from the left) just returned from the American Bar Association Water Law Conference in Las Vegas, thanks to sponsorship from ELP and the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, & Resources. The summer 2013 conference featured insights on key issues and trends such as mandatory and voluntary corporate disclosure of water and climate risk; strengths and weaknesses of federal initiatives to regulate stream flow; and the application of Endangered Species Act provisions in water management contexts. As is the section’s custom, the conference began with a public service project. Scenes from the project site at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (attached) include a group photo with local staff from the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Friends of Red Rock Canyon. We spent a few hours rehabilitating BLM’s hand tools, then hiked up see the “Red Spring” and surrounding rock art carved by nature and several tribal cultures that dwelled in the area over time.

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