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Developing collaborative solutions to complex, multi-party disputes – case studies in the Klamath Basin and California Bay-Delta

Richard Roos-Collins, LLC, Principal, Water and Power Law Group PC

Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The OSU Chapter of Mediators Beyond Borders presents a seminar by renowned environmental lawyer and negotiator Richard Roos-Collins. Since 1991, Roos-Collins has represented conservation and fishing groups, public agencies, and property owners in cases to restore aquatic ecosystems in a manner that contributes to sustainability of our power supplies and economy. Richard emphasizes settlements and other collaborative solutions to complex multi-party disputes. In addition to his long list of accomplishments, most recently Richard represented American Rivers in the Klamath Negotiations and was a lead drafter and negotiator of the Klamath Agreements. He represents California Trout in the Mono Lake Cases (1991–present), which established a rule of law that water rights must protect public trust resources. Roos-Collins is a founder and a director of Hydropower Reform Coalition (Washington, D.C.); Chairman of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (Portland, ME); and Co-Chair, Agricultural Water Management Council (Sacramento, CA). He was a member of the Delta Stewardship Council (2010), deputy attorney general in the California Department of Justice (1989–1991), and attorney-advisor for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel (1986–1989). He teaches Water Resources Law and Policy at USF School of Law. Richard graduated from Harvard Law School (1986, honors) and Princeton University (B.A., 1975, high honors).


This seminar represents the fourth installment of OSU-MBB's Conflict Resolution Speaker Series. Please contact Kara DiFrancesco (difranck@onid.orst.edu) if you are interested in meeting with Richard Roos-Collins during his visit. 

Owen Hall (campus map)
1501 SW Campus Way
Kara Di Francesco
difranck at onid.orst.edu
Water Resources Engineering
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