Prof. Eckstein Quoted in New York Times on Water Law

March 16, 2014

Gabriel Eckstein headshotTexas A&M School of Law professor Gabriel Eckstein discusses the law regarding water rights in the American West in The New York Times article “West’s Drought and Growth Intensify Conflict Over Water Rights” by Michael Wines published March 16, 2014.

Mr. Wines interviewed Professor Eckstein, a noted expert in water rights of the American West, to gain an understanding of the background, history, and legal issues involved.  Professor Eckstein is also quoted in the article. Read the entire article.

Professor Eckstein is also the director of the International Water Law Project. The mission of the Project is to serve as the premier resource on the Internet for international water law and policy issues. Professor Eckstein currently serves on the executive board of the International Water Resources Association.

Professor Eckstein, Texas A&M Law School, and Texas A&M University Water Program will collaborate to host a unique water law event at Texas A&M School of Law on April 25, 2014. The Water Lecture Series: Perspectives on Law & Policy presentation “Water Scarcity: Is Texas missing an opportunity? Lessons from Australia” will be presented by Professor Mike Young, the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University.

Professor Young played a key role in the development of the sharing and trading arrangements in Australia. A recent advisor on water reform options to the OECD and the UK, Dutch and Alberta governments, Professor Young believes that Texas’ water right and allocation systems are working to the simultaneous detriment of its economy, its environment and its communities. There is a win-win opportunity for change.

In Australia, Professor Young holds a Research Chair in Water and Environmental Policy at the University of Adelaide; was Founding Executive Director of its Environment Institute; and is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. In 2006, Professor Young was awarded Australia’s premiere water research prize – the Land and Water Australia Eureka Award for Water Research.