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FAO Water Tenure Mondays - Felicia Marcus: "Western US Water Law - for better and for worse" (18 October 2021, 17:00 CEST)

- Italy, 18/10/2021 - 18/10/2021

The western US operates under a water law framework that prioritizes those who claimed water first over those who come later. The states vary in their implementation of this basic framework and vary in limitations on it for the benefit of ecological needs, the reasonableness of use, and in the level of complexity or quantification. The talk will describe and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of some of these differences.

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Felicia Marcus is an attorney/consultant who has served in positions in government, the non-profit world, and the private sector. She is currently the Landreth Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Water in the West Program. She is also a member of the Water Policy Group <>, an international network of current and former high-level water officials spanning six continents that advises on water policy. In government, Felicia was most recently Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, with responsibility for drinking water, water quality, and water rights. As Regional Administrator of the U.S. EPA Region IX she was responsible for the range of environmental issues under EPA’s jurisdiction. Prior to that, Felicia headed Los Angeles Department of Public Works dealing with wastewater, water, and solid waste recycling, stormwater management, and other environmental issues. In the non-profit world, she was the Western Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the EVP/COO of the Trust for Public Land. Throughout these roles, she was known as an adept leader of large institutions while promoting progressive policies and greater public engagement. She is active on numerous volunteer boards, including the Daugherty Global Water for Food Institute and the Sustainable Conservation Advisory Board, and has received many awards for her work and approach. She has a JD from NYU School of Law, an AB cum laude in East Asian Studies from Harvard College, and attended Hong Kong University on a non-degree Rotary Fellowship.

The webinars are held in English with simultaneous interpretation to French.

To keep you updated on the Water Tenure Mondays, access the material of the past sessions and check the full calendar of events, visit the dedicated webpage.

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