Colloquium: The Role of Climate on Water Institutions in the Western Americas

The California Colloquium on Water presents

The Role of Climate on Water Institutions in the Western Americas

Given by:
Greg Hobbs
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court

Tuesday, October 10th
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250
(Corner of Hearst and LeRoy)

Meet the speaker at a reception at the Water Resources Center Archives,
4:45pm – 5:30pm.
Light refreshments will be served.

Summary of lecture :
Water and climate shape the geography, culture, and vitality of every nation and every region of a nation.  Ancient water structures at Machu Picchu and Tipon, Peru, and Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, demonstrate that native peoples practiced fundamental civil engineering principles and organized themselves in community to build and operate public works projects for the public good.  Justice Hobbs will address the role of climate in shaping water history, culture, policies, laws, and institutions in the western Americas. He will draw on paleo-hydrological work in Peru and the southwestern United States as a framework for exploring adaptation of contemporary water policy and law, with concentration on the Colorado River.

For more information, contact the Water Resources Center Archives at (510) 642-2666 or, or check out the Colloquium web site.
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