Cottonwood AZ (January 7, 2014) – On Wednesday, January 15th at 10:30 a.m., the Verde River Basin Partnership (Partnership) is sponsoring a presentation by lawyer Jocelyn Gibbon, who will provide attendees with an introduction on the basics of laws dealing with water in Arizona.
Presentation: “Arizona Water Law 101”
Speaker: Jocelyn Gibbo
Wednesday, January 15th 10:30 a.m.?
Yavapai County Administration Building, Board Room
10 South 6th Street, Cottonwood
Ever wonder how water is managed and treated under the law in Arizona? Hear a lot but wish you had a better foundation? Or are you a water-law junkie who still appreciates getting back to basics? Jocelyn Gibbon, formerly an attorney with Environmental Defense Fund’s Colorado River project, will give an introduction to water law and policy in Arizona, including how the law interacts with issues of water supply sustainability and river protection.
Jocelyn Gibbon, an Arizona water lawyer and policy consultant, will present “Arizona Water Law 101,” a presentation that covers some of the basics of Arizona’s water laws and their relevance to water supply sustainability and river protection. Jocelyn is an environmental and natural resource policy consultant who has worked as a river guide, an environmental and water attorney in the private sector, and most recently as part of Environmental Defense Fund’s Colorado River program.
The presentation will be preceded by a brief update on the current activities of the Verde River Basin Partnership and happenings around the watershed. Attendees will have the opportunity for Q&A with Ms. Gibbon. The event is free and everyone is invited! No RSVP necessary.
The Partnership is a scientific and educational resource raising awareness among citizens and community leaders about the workings of Verde River Basin’s interconnected groundwater and surface water systems, and the life they support. To find out more about these events and other educational materials relating to water resources visit www.vrbp.org.