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Red Clay Conference will focus on tri-state water dispute

“Three States, One River: Exploring the Tri-State Water Dispute,” the School of Law’s 22nd Annual Red Clay Conference, will take place March 26 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. The event is open free to the public.

The water allocation dispute between Georgia, Florida and Alabama will be examined from a variety of perspectives. Panel topics include the grassroots movement by the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders to reach an agreement, an assessment of Atlanta’s role in the dispute, an outlook on the environment in 50 years should no compromise be reached and alternative solutions to the conflict.

Keynote speakers Joseph W. Dellapenna, a professor at the Villanova University School of Law, and J. Rutherford Seydel II, a partner at Davis, Pickren and Seydel, will discuss “Is There a Way Forward?” and “Think Globally, Act Locally,” respectively.

“The Red Clay Conference was established to increase public awareness of environmental issues through a series of educational presentations and open forum discussions,” said Kathleen E. Nelson, conference co-chair and second-year law student. “The tri-state water dispute impacts both our generation and generations to come, which is why it is important for practitioners, academics and citizens of the Southeast to come together and explore potential solutions.”