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Judge Matt Reynolds of the Seventh Judicial District kicked off the 2011-2012 Natural Resources Speaker Series at the University of New Mexico School of Law on August 31 with a lecture titled, "On How We Can Prepare for the Great Drought of the 21st Century."
The year 2011 has been historic for its record-breaking drought and as the centennial of New Mexico's Constitution. Reynolds, the designated water judge for the Seventh District, will consider answers to the following questions: Is our legal structure prepared for a drought of longer duration? Is now the time for a comprehensive revision of the New Mexico Water Code, using the Appropriative Rights Model Water Code as a touchstone and the New Mexico Constitution as a foundation?
The lecture was sponsored by the UNM School of Law's Natural Resources Program, Utton Transboundary Resources Center, Environmental Law Society and the Natural Resources Journal. The UNM School of Law gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this program by the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico.
View a video recording of the lecture here.
A transcript of the talk can be found here
October 13, 2011