ANTONIO ROSSMAN March 19, 2015 "The Great California Droughts of 1977 and Today"
Tony Rossman, Cenacolista, is a prominent expert on California water resources. He will review the lessons learnt from California's devastating, recurring drought periods, in particular 1977 and the current crisis. He will also report on two promising developments: a multibillion dollar investment in 2013 by California voters in water infrastructure and practices, and enactment of the first statewide groundwater regulation in the state's 164-year history. Don't miss this important talk about a critical situation that affects us all.
Antonio (Tony) Rossmann has served in the past 40 years as counsel in some of California’s and the West’s leading water proceedings, including the Owens Valley groundwater war, the Mono Lake public trust litigation, the State Water Project Monterey Amendments challenge, the Imperial-to-San Diego Colorado River water transfer, and protection of California groundwater regulation against constitutional attacks.
Tony has taught water resources, land use, and constitutional law for the past 34 years, since 1991 as John and Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. In 2012-2013 Tony consulted on water resources law at the UN Food and Agricultural Organization. During 1987-1988 Tony was a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Tokyo, and just last week returned to lecture at the University of Osaka.