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— Upcoming Events — 

Environmental & Energy Law Activities Fair 

Thursday, August 29, 1:00-2:00pm
Room 132, Berkeley Law

Join the environmental and energy law student organizations for a discussion of the various ways
to get involved in the E&E community:

  • An overview of the environmental and energy law program at Berkeley Law
  • Details on each environmental and energy law student organization
  • Information about how to get involved with the Environmental Law Clinic (ELC) or the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE)

Come with questions on extra curricular, research, and professional development opportunities at Berkeley Law!


Groundwater aquifers continue to be depleted as pumping exceeds recharge in many regions of the world, adversely affecting human and environmental systems. Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) is one crucial strategy to bringing these groundwater resources into sustainable balance. However, understanding is sorely lacking about how to effectively incentivize MAR, and how to navigate the institutions relevant to MAR.
This symposium seeks to fill these knowledge gaps, addressing key questions including: Who benefits from groundwater recharge? What conditions are necessary for a recharge project to succeed? How can implementation be incentivized? How should recharge projects be governed? What emerging and novel techniques hold promise for future MAR?
The program will highlight novel ways to achieve groundwater sustainability including: groundwater for augmenting supply, groundwater banking, recharge to jointly manage interconnected groundwater and surface water systems, and novel recharge approaches and emerging methods. Following the symposium, former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt will give a public lecture on groundwater and management challenges in the West.
Event details: 
Where:    UC Berkeley
When:     Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
RSVP:      Registration is now available. 
Who should attend:
  • Groundwater managers
  • State and local agency staff
  • Consultants and attorneys
  • NGO representatives
  • Groundwater users
  • Local stakeholders
  • Academics and students