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Water Rights: The New Reality

December 8, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST

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photo of dry, cracked earth with a single green sprout coming up.This session will explore the Intersection of water and faith through a scientific lens. The unifying potential of water will be examined with Pinal County, Arizona, as a local example of the global consequences of what is coming, and the need for unifying water rights policies throughout the world. The presentation will be followed by a discussion plus questions and answers.

Participants will learn about recent events around the depleting resource of water, the spiritual significance of water and how local examples of water catastrophe have worldwide lessons.

1.5 hours on Wednesday, December 8, 2021:  5:00-6:30 Pacific, 6:00-7:30 Mountain, 7:00-8:30 Central, 8:00–9:30 EST Pacific Time PM

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Picture of a smiling man in a bush hat standing near a mountainous archeological dig.Professor Rhett Larson

Rhett Larson is the Richard Morrison Professor of Water Law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He is also a senior research fellow with the Kyl Center for Water Policy at ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy. Professor Larson’s research and teaching interests are in property law, administrative law, and environmental and natural resource law, in particular, domestic and international water law and policy.

Professor Larson’s research focuses on the impact of technological innovation on water rights regimes, in particular transboundary waters, and on the sustainability implications of a human right to water. He works on dispute resolution and improved processes in water rights adjudications in Arizona and the Colorado River Basin with the Kyl Center for Water Policy. He is the Principal Investigator on a USAID-funded applied research project improving water supplies for refugee host communities in Lebanon and Jordan. Professor Larson was a visiting professor and Fulbright Scholar at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, a PLuS Alliance visiting fellow with the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, a Lady Davis Fellow and visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of  Just Add Water: Solving the World’s Problems Using its Most Precious Resource (Oxford University Press, 2020).


December 8, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST




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