Water Tables 2013: Water in the West: Coping with Extremes: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 5-9 p.m.


Larry MacDonnell

Professor of Law,
University of Wyoming College of Law

Topic: Legal Strategies for Coping with
Uncertainties in Water Availability

Larry MacDonnell

With water expected to be in short supply in the future, there has been much discussion about transfers of water from one use to another. One of the authors of Water Transfers in the West: Efficiency, Equity, and the Environment, MacDonnell will lead his table in a discussion of options for adjusting water uses under conditions of more variable water supply to meet higher-value needs. Emphasis will be placed on short-term to mid-term arrangements.


Lawrence J. MacDonnell has been a Professor of Law at the University of Wyoming College of Law since 2009. He teaches courses on water law, natural resources law, public lands, and other subjects. He recently completed the casebook, The Law of Nature's Resources. Prior to joining the UWYO faculty, MacDonnell worked in private law practice and as a consultant. Between 1983 and 1994, he served as the first director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado School of Law.

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