On March 6, from 12-1 p.m. (Central), the Arkansas Bar Association will host a webinar covering state and federal law water issues. The focus of the presentation will be on issues relevant to Arkansas.
In every region of the state, issues involving water law are becoming increasingly important, including but not limited to Fayetteville Shale Development, acquifer issues in eastern Arkansas, and application of federal statutes such as the Clean Water Act. This webinar will provide the basics as well as some in-depth review of key aspects of important state and federal law water issues with which attorneys will want to be acquainted.
Topics covered will include an overview of the ongoing Arkansas State Water Plan, critical groundwater area designation, the riparian doctrine in Arkansas and the shift towards a “regulated riparianism” in Arkansas, and related issues.
Presenters will be:
William G. Wright, Jr., Member, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard;
Grant Ballard, Banks Law Firm, PLLC; and
Harrison Pittman, Director, National Agricultural Law Center, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.