You've Got It All Wrong About Water

Oct. 11, 2019

Dr. Itzchak Kornfeld has litigated numerous environmental and water disputes. Scarcity of water, high population density, power imbalances, and climatic stressors are the main factors that push countries towards either cooparation (technical or political) or disputes in transboundary river basins.  Dr. Kornfeld's presentation will focus on how the U.S. Supreme Court addressed three-decades-long disputes between states over shared rivers. It has been almost one hundred years since the original terms of the Colorado River Compact were negotiated in 1922, nevertheless, its basic framework has not changed.