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April 15, 2010

Environmental law expert Gabriel Eckstein to speak on “Water Scarcity, Conflict, and Security in a Climate Change World,” April 16, 2010

Gabriel Eckstein, George W. McCleskey Professor of Water Law at Texas Tech University Law School, will be speaking on “Water Scarcity, Conflict, and Security in a Climate Change World: Challenges and Opportunities for International Law and Policy” on Friday, April 16, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. in TNH 3.127 at the University of Texas School of Law. Box lunches will be provided, first-come, first-served.

Eckstein is director of the International Water Law Project and an expert in U.S. and international environmental law and policy. He has lectured in various law and science forums, including national and international conferences and United Nations meetings.  He has also served as an expert advisor or consultant on U.S. and international water and environmental issues to various organizations, including the World Commission on Dams; the Organization of American States (OAS); the U.S. Agency for International Development; and local water districts in Texas.

Eckstein is an advisor to the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s International Hydrological Program (UNESCO-IHP) and to Ambassador Chusei Yamada of the U.N. International Law Commission on the development of an international agreement on trans-boundary ground water resources.  He also participates in meetings of the International Shared Aquifer Resources Management’s Americas Program, a joint effort of the International Association of hydrogeologists, UNESCO-IHP, and OAS, and advises it on issues related to international water law and trans-boundary ground water resources.

Contact: Gena Dawson, Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law, 512- 475-9328, gdawson@law.utexas.edu