Natural Resources Journal

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University of New Mexico School of Law
Natural Resources Journal

The Water-Energy Conundrum: Water Constraints on New
Energy Development in the Southwest

Friday, February 12, 2010

Approved by the NMMCLE Board for 6 general CLE credits.
CLE Cost: $150 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Non-attorney professionals: $100
Academia, Government, Nonprofit: $80
Students: $15

In the arid Southwest, water quality and quantity issues will play a prominent role in determining which energy resources will be the most practical. A shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy cannot overlook the effects on the Southwest’s limited water supply, as water is a necessary resource consumed in the production of all energy.

Additionally, the regulatory and legal constraints associated with water and energy are inextricably intertwined. Therefore, finding a balance between future energy production and constrained water resources becomes a water-energy conundrum that Southwest decision makers must solve. Leading state and federal policymakers, along with private practitioners, will delve into and provide valuable insight into the policy and law of these critical areas during this day-long symposium at Embassy Suites in Albuquerque.


Symposium Flyer

For more information, contact Ken Rooney or Katie Gwartney Roehlk, manuscript editors at the journal.

For CLE information, please contact Melissa Lobato at, or 505.277.1457