CIPR | Center For Inter-American Policy & Research

Tulane University

Rômulo Sampaio: Water Law in the US & Brazil

January 21st, 2011
5:00 PM

Location
Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall
Tulane University

Water Law in the U.S. and Brazil – Climate Change and Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty
Lecture and Reception Co-sponsored with the Tulane Law School’s Payson Center for International Development

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The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Law School’s Payson Center for International Development invite you to examine two of the major water legal regimes in the Americas and their current challenges at a lecture by Rômulo S. R. Sampaio, “Water Law in the U.S. and Brazil: Climate Change and Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty.”

As countries with vast wet and dry regions, the U.S. and Brazil face significant threats from global warming. Brazil, home to between eight and fifteen percent of the world’s fresh water, with it’s fast-growing economy and population, presents major management and allocation issues. In the U.S., past settlement policies, unsustainable reclamation projects, and a fast-growing domestic, industrial and agricultural demand have also stirred grave problems.

Rômulo S. R. Sampaio, Ph.D. is the Academic Coordinator for the Center of Law and the Environment and Professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law in Rio de Janeiro. He received his Doctorate and Masters Degrees in Environmental Law from Pace University and also served at Adjunct Professor at the School of Law. He was Director of International Services at the Brazilian American Institute for Law and the Environment (BAILE) and a member of the Specialist Group on Energy and Climate Change at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Professor Sampaio has published numerous articles and books on environmental, energy and climate change law in the U.S., Brazil and Europe.

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Invitation only. Please RSVP with Angela Reed at angela.reed@tulane.edu. There will be a small reception following the event.

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For more information, please contact Angela Reed at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at angela.reed@tulane.edu or 504-862-3141.

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