May 20 to 21, 2009
The production, transmission and consumption of both energy and water are governed by often extremely complicated legal systems. As worldwide demands for both energy and water rises in the face of the current global economic crisis and ever-increasing environmental constraints, it is timely for a critical reexamination of the role that plays in promoting the sustainable development and use of these fundamental resources.
The University of Calgary Faculty of Law (Calgary, Alberta) and the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (Sacramento, California), together with their partners from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), and UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science, University of Dundee (United Kingdom), invited legal academics, practitioners, business leaders, and regulatory officials to a multi-national conference exploring vital new intersections of energy and water law. The global impact and potential influence of a conference of this is significant. Scheduled for May 21 and 20, 2009 in Calgary, Alberta, the hub of Canada's energy sector, the conference explored the domestic and transnational intersections of energy and water law regimes.
Conference presenters addressed such broad questions as: