Israeli and Palestinian Waterways: Conference Agenda



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March 11, 2014
UC Berkeley, School of Law
Time  Activity 
8:00-8:30 Breakfast/Registration 
8:30-8:45  Welcome/Opening Remarks 

Historical Formations: The Law and Politics of Water since the British Mandate

Discussant: Diana Davis, UC Davis

David Schorr, Tel-Aviv University
Samer Alatout, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Donna Herzog, New York University

10:15-10:30    Coffee Break

Social Questions: Scarcity, Access, and Health

Discussant: Isha Ray, UC Berkeley

Tal Golan, UC San Diego
Nadav Davidovitch, Ben-Gurion University and Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
Emily McKee, Northern Illinois University

12:00-1:30   Lunch 

Water Across Borders: The Politics of Peace and Collaboration

Discussant: Erika Weinthal, Duke University

Alon Tal, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Itay Fischhendler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Monther Hind, Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group & Clive Lipchin, Arava Institute

3:00-3:15     Coffee Break 

Technology and Innovation: Changing the Political and Environmental Calculus

Discussant: Alon Tal, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

David Zilberman, UC Berkeley
Sharon Megdal, University of Arizona
Avner Vengosh, Duke University
Amer Marei, Al Quds University
Naty Barak, Netafim

 5:15-6:00 Reception

Keynote Speech--A Green Bridge over Troubled Waters: The Kidron Valley/Wadi El Nar River Basin Project and the Possibilities for Israeli-Palestinian Environmental Collaboration

Glenn Yago, The Milken Institute


The conference is organized by the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies in partnership with the College of Natural Resources.

Cosponsored by UC Berkeley's Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy; the College of Environmental Design; the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES); the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment (CLEE);the Institute of International Studies (IIS); the Blum Center for Developing Economies; and the Friends of the Arava Institute.

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