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Water Insights Seminar Series Continues with Lara Fowler

Posted: January 23, 2018

Lara Fowler, Sr. Lecturer, Penn State Law; Assistant Director for Outreach & Engagement, Penn State Institutes of Energy & the Environment Presents: What is “water law” and why should scientists care?
Lara Fowler

Lara Fowler

While water management is driven by hydrology, it is also heavily affected by the legal system. This talk will provide a short overview of how water is allocated in the eastern and western United States, as well as between different states. The talk will also briefly cover how the laws governing water allocation also impact questions of water quality, stormwater and flooding, and a few other hot topics in the legal world. Come prepared to ask questions.

Lara is a mediator and an attorney focused on all things water, energy, and dispute resolution.  Prior to joining Penn State in 2012, she worked on public policy issues for Oregon Water Resources Department, attended the University of Washington School of Law, & practiced with Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP. She is currently researching how water, energy, and conflict play out in a region that includes Marcellus Shale   development, the Chesapeake Bay, biofuels, and flood prone rivers.

Join us on Tuesday, January 30 at 12:00 PM in room 102 Forest Resources Building or online using Zoom

For a full list of seminars in this series and links to recordings of past seminars visit our website.