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Hydrophiles Brownbag

Co-Sponsored with Mediators Beyond Borders

Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This Hydrophiles Brownbag, sponsered by the OSU Chapter of Mediators Beyond Borders, features renowned environmental lawyer and negotiator Richard Roos-Collins.

Free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The lunch will include an informal discussion of water law, including topics such as Public Trust Doctrine (Mono Lake), FERC relicensing, prior appropriation, ESA, and instream flows

Please RSVP to Allison Marshall(marshaal@onid.orst.edu) so that the organizers can plan accordingly!

Evening Presentation
In addition, there will also be an evening presentation by Roos-Collins sponsored by OSU-MBB

Title: Developing collaborative solutions to complex, multi-party disputes - case studies in the Klamath Basin and California Bay-Delta (tentative title)
When: April 12, 5:00pm
Where: Owen Hall Rm. 103, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Food:  Free appetizers and refreshments

About 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. Most recently, Richard represented American Rivers in the Klamath Negotiations and was a lead drafter and negotiator of the Klamath Agreements.

He received the 2009 Defenders of the Trust Award for his representation of 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).

Roos-Collins teaches Water Resources Law and Policy at University of San Francisco School of Law. Richard graduated from Harvard Law School (1986, honors) and Princeton University (B.A., 1975, high honors).

Support for this event was provided by the OSU Educational Activities, OSU Institute for Water and Watersheds, and the OSU Water Resources Graduate Program.

For more information:  If you are interested in meeting with Roos-Collins during his visit, have any questions, or require special accommodations, please contact Kara DiFrancesco (difranck@onid.orst.edu).

Memorial Union (campus map)
Journey Room
Kara DiFrancesco
difranck at onid.orst.edu
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