California Water Politics: Managing Stakeholder Concerns in an Era of Fiscal and Environmental Uncertainty
A Water Resources Student Group Seminar presented by Joseph Byrne, Vice-Chair of the California Water Commission and Partner at Burke, Williams and Sorensen, LLP
Thursday, April 19, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300, Large conference room
About the Speaker
Joseph Byrne, Vice Chair, of Los Angeles is a partner in the law office of Burke, Williams and Sorensen, where he advises public and private clients on a variety of legal issues, including many related to water. Previously, he practiced law in the government practice group of a large law firm in Los Angeles, and worked in the California State Assembly from 1998-2002, where he served as counsel and chief water and public safety policy consultant to the Speaker of the Assembly. Byrne serves on the Board of Directors of the Tierra del Sol Foundation and is an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Public Policy, where he teaches a class on California water policy.
About the Water Resources Student Group
The Water Resources Student Group is a multi-disciplinary cohort of graduate students from across the University who are conducting water resources research. The Water Resources Student Group, supported by the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, holds seminars on different topics in water resources. The seminars are anchored with a formal talk from an expert in the field and allow ample time for discussion and networking. This series of water resources seminars enhances connections between currently disparate nodes of water research while providing students with exposure to key stakeholders in the wider water industry. External presenters are exposed to the breadth and depth of UCLA water resources research, providing opportunities for future collaborations.