International Water Law in the Anthropocene: How Do We Survive a Legacy of Environmental Dislocation and Disruption?

Thursday, January 24 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House
1022 Dave Brubeck Way, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95204

International water law expert Stephen McCaffrey will offer his thoughts on how international cooperation can result in better outcomes for societies and ecosystems, particularly in areas where countries share river basins. He will further reflect on the evolution of international water law and provide insights on its future in the Anthropocene - where human impact dominates the landscape and presents challenges for human adaption. This event is sponsored by the Tchobanoglous Water Lecture Series endowment.

About the speaker
Stephen C. McCaffrey, Carol Olsen Endowed Professor of International Law at McGeorge School of Law, is a globally recognized authority on international water law. As a result of his innovative and progressive work, he was awarded the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize in 2017. Professor McCaffrey provides legal counsel on transboundary water issues in Africa, Asia, and South and Central America. His work results in conflict resolution, environmental protection, and the more equitable sharing of water.

Professors Stephen McCaffrey and Mary Kay Camarillo appeared as guests on Capital Public Radio's Insight program on Jan. 22. Listen to their discussion here.

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