Eric N. Robinson, Shareholder

Eric, a shareholder and manager of the firm’s natural resources practice group, represents public and private sector clients in the fields of natural resources and environmental law. He provides counsel on obtaining and defending water rights and water supplies, obtaining environmental compliance approvals for development projects under local, state, and federal laws, and litigates in state and federal courts.

Legal Experience

Eric represents water supply agencies, private landowners, counties, cities, and not for-profit organizations in a range of areas, including:

  • Counsel to obtain and protect rights to use surface water and groundwater
  • Complete due diligence assessments of water rights for real property acquisitions or other investment opportunities
  • Counsel concerning assessment and verification of water supplies for new real estate development projects under SB 610/221
  • Counsel to prepare and defend Urban Water Management Plans, updates and amendments that carry out new water conservation mandates imposed by SB 7
  • Compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)
  • Compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • Compliance with the Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Compliance with Fish and Game Code provisions governing water supply facilities, including Streambed Alteration Agreement program and sections 5901 and 5937
  • Litigation defending and bringing CEQA, NEPA, ESA, and Fish and Game Code compliance challenges
  • Litigation defending groundwater pumping rights
  • Representation before State Water Resources Control Board, Department of Fish and Game, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other local, state and federal regulatory agencies

Practice Examples

  • Eric recently assessed Colorado River water rights to support due diligence review for proposed real property acquisition.
  • Eric served as special water counsel in connection with SB 610 and CEQA review for the successful approval of a 16,000-unit master planned community in the San Joaquin Valley.
  • Eric represented a private landowner in a trial adjudicating rights to groundwater in a California coastal basin and is participating in watermaster proceedings to manage that basin.
  • Eric advises public water supply agency clients in assessing the sufficiency of their water supplies to sustain new development projects pursuant to SB 610/221.
  • Eric is assisting a range of real estate development projects in securing and demonstrating long-term water supplies pursuant to SB 610, CEQA and SB 221.
  • Eric defended a Clean Water Act citizen suit alleging violation of an industrial storm water permit.
  • Eric challenged a municipal separate storm sewer discharge permit for exceeding state regulatory authority.
  • Eric defended a NPDES permit for a municipal wastewater discharger through Regional Board, State Water Resources Control Board and Superior Court review proceedings.
  • Eric successfully defended a city in trial court and appellate CEQA litigation challenging approval of a regional shopping mall.
  • Eric defended a California water supply agency against a $200 million inverse condemnation lawsuit arising from the reoperation of water supply reservoirs to prevent seawater intrusion from destroying a regional groundwater supply.
  • Eric represented the State Water Project (SWP) contractors against litigation challenging the CALFED program to restore the Bay-Delta estuary and statewide water supplies.
  • Eric is representing SWP contractors on CEQA compliance issues arising from litigation against the Monterey Amendments to SWP water service contracts.
  • Eric represented Central Valley Project (CVP) water contractors in federal litigation challenging the United States Department of the Interior’s compliance with NEPA, the ESA and Reclamation Law for actions changing the operation of the CVP’s Trinity River Division.
  • Eric is defending private landowners against a lawsuit challenging their diversion and use of water under Fish and Game Codes sections 5901 and 5937.
  • Eric successfully resolved an Endangered Species Act enforcement action and negotiated the terms of local, state and federal approvals for a steelhead habitat enhancement project on a California steelhead stream.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Eric speaks frequently on water related issues for a variety of educational and professional organizations. Some of his past presentations include:

  • Speaker, “Water Transfers: Challenges and Opportunities,” 2016 Fall Conference, Association of California Water Agencies, December 2016
  • Speaker, “Schools & Stormwater 101,” San Gabriel Valley Civic Alliance, October 2016
  • Speaker, “Surface Flows, Sustainable Yield, Water Rights and SGMA,” 2016 Groundwater Conference and 25th Annual Meeting, The Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA), September 2016
  • Speaker, “Show Me The Water: Water Rights Allocation,” Sustainable Groundwater in California conference, Law Seminars International (LSI), June 2016
  • Speaker, “Endangered Species, California’s Water Policy, and California’s Water Reality,” Endangered Species in California (ESA & CESA) Conference, Law Seminars International (LSI), June 2016
  • Speaker, “Show Me The Water: Balancing Water Supply and Growth in Good Times and Bad,” Municipal Law Institute Symposium, League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties, California Bar Association Public Law Section, February 2016
  • Speaker, “Show Me The Water: Water Supply Impact Analysis in an Era of Drought and Supply Uncertainty,” CLE International CEQA Conference, December 2015
  • Speaker, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act for Cities: How to Respond,” League of California Cities, October 2015
  • Speaker, “Groundwater Law 101,” Groundwater Regulation and Management in California Conference, Law Seminars International, March 2015
  • Speaker, “Groundwater Adjudications,” Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Panel Forum and Workshop, Farm Bureau Monterey & Salinas Valley Water Coalition, January 2015
  • Speaker, “Show Me the Water! Demonstrating Water Supplies for New Development in a Drought Era,” American Planning Association, California Chapter, September 2014
  • Speaker, “Show Me the Water!,” Association of Environmental Professionals, Orange County Chapter, March 2014
  • Speaker, “Wastewater Discharges in the Bay-Delta: A New Front in California’s Water Wars?, State Bar Environmental Law Section Yosemite Conference, Oct. 2013
  • Speaker, “Show Me the Water! SB 610, CEQA & SB 221 Compliance Strategies for Development Projects & Urban Planning,” Association of Environmental Professionals, June 2013
  • Speaker, “Sewage Discharge, the Pelagic Organism Decline and Human Health: A New Front Line in the Battle for Statewide Water Supply Reliability” Association of California Water Agencies, December 2012
  • Speaker, “Wastewater Discharges, Delta Ecology and Human Health,” CLE International, California Water Law, May 2012
  • Moderator, “Water Marketing: Opportunities for Self Help to Supplement Regional and Local Supplies,” Association of California Water Agencies, September 2011
  • Moderator, “Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation,” State Bar Real Property Section, April 2011
  • Speaker, “Water Rights Transfers – Creative Solutions,” Water Education Foundation 28th Annual Executive Briefing, March 2011
  • Moderator, “Environmental Plaintiffs Pursue Statewide Groundwater Regulations Under Public Trust Doctrine,” State Bar Real Property Section, March 2011
  • Speaker, “California Water Laws and Regulations: Current Issues with Urban Water Management Plans,” HalfMoon Seminars, February 2011
  • Speaker, “California’s Water Supply & Land-use Planning Laws: Making Water Supply Real,” 2011 California Water Law Symposium, January 2011
  • Speaker, “Sonoma Co. Water Coalition v. Sonoma Co. Water Agency: Implications for Urban Water Management Planning,” Telebriefing-Law Seminars International, November 2010
  • Speaker, “Avoid the Pitfalls: Navigating Through Urban Water Management Planning,” re: “The Linkage Between Urban Water Management Plan Defensibility and SB 610 Water Supply Assessment Review,” ACWA Region 8, October 2010
  • Speaker, “Wines Vines and Property Lines,” re: “The Growing Impact of Water Availability on Property Development–Building Water Supply Sustainability into Development Projects, Kronick–San Luis Obispo, October 2010
  • Speaker, “Water and Land Use in California after Save Tara,” CLE International Land-use Conference, September 2010
  • Moderator and speaker, “Preparing Legally Defensible Urban Water Management Plans That Implement SB 7’s Statewide Conservation Mandate,” Association of California Water Agencies (“ACWA”), May 2010
  • Moderator and speaker, “Preparing A Legally Defensible Urban Water Management Plan Update In An Era Of Water Supply Uncertainty,” Association of California Water Agencies (“ACWA”), December 2009
  • Moderator, “Show Me the Water! Tools to Help Water Agencies, Land-use Agencies and Development Projects Navigate California’s Deepening Regulatory Drought,” ACWA, May 2009
  • Speaker, “Show Me the Water! Tools to Help Cities Navigate California’s Deepening Regulatory Drought,” League of California Cities Annual Conference, Sept. 2008
  • Speaker, “Ten Years of Water Supply and Land Use Litigation: What Have We Learned?,” ACWA, May 2008
  • Speaker, “Show Me the Water! How the Regulatory Drought & California’s Water & Planning Laws Demand New Partnerships Among Land Developers, Water Agencies & Land-use Agencies,” State Bar Real Property Section 27th Annual Retreat, May 2008
  • Speaker with State Senator Joe Simitian, “Water Management in a Changing Climate,” San Mateo County 39th Annual Progress Seminar, April 2008
  • Speaker, “The Takings Clause and Government Liability for Regulatory Reallocation of Water Supplies,” CLE International, April 2007 (San Francisco)
  • Moderator and speaker, Water for Development: Demonstrating Long-term Water Supplies for Real Estate Development Projects, Lorman Education Services, Oct. 2005
  • Speaker, Water for Development, Sacramento County Bar Association, Real Property Section, Oct. 2005
  • Speaker, Advanced Land Use Planning, Lorman Education Services, January 2005
  • Moderator, Effective Management of Groundwater Resources, McGeorge School of Law Symposium on the 25th Anniversary of the Report of the Governor’s Commission to Review California Water Rights Law, Nov. 2004
  • Speaker, California Water Banking and Water Transfers, Lorman Education Services, March 2004, Oct. 2004

His other professional activities and affiliations include:

  • Top Lawyer, Sacramento Magazine (2016, 2017)
  • Northern California Super Lawyer (2009-2014)
  • Co-chair, Natural Resources subsection of the Real Property section of the California State Bar Association
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Legal Affairs Committee, Association of California Water Agencies

Publications

  • Author, “California Mandates Groundwater Regulation Through Local ‘Sustainability Plans’ Starting in 2020,” California Real Property Journal, an official publication of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 32, No. 4 (2015)
  • Author, “Supreme Court Clarifies Rules Governing CEQA Review of Water Supplies for Real Estate Development,” California Real Property Journal, an official publication of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 25, No. 1
  • Author, “Damages Determined for Giving Farmers’ Water to Fish,” California Real Property Journal, an official publication of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 22, No. 3
  • Author, “Claims Court Rules that Giving Farmers’ Water to Fish Requires Just Compensation,” California Real Property Journal, an official publication of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 19, No. 3/4
  • Author, “Takings Law: When Does a Regulation Leave a Property Owner with No Economically Viable Use,” Public Law Journal, Summer 2000
  • Author, “Nevada Land Claims Raised in U.S. v. Nye County Litigation,” Conference of Western Attorneys General Reporter, Fall 1995

Reported Decisions

  • Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment v. Castaic Lake Water Agency, 1 Cal.App.5th 1084 (2016)
  • Firebaugh Canal Water District v. United States, 712 F.3d 1296 (9th Cir. 2013)
  • Sonoma County Water Coalition v. Sonoma County Water Agency, 189 Cal.App.4th 33 (2010)
  • O.W.L. Foundation v. City of Rohnert Park, 168 Cal.App.4th 568 (2008)
  • In re Bay-Delta Programmatic Environmental Impact Report Coordinated Proceedings, 43 Cal.4th 1143 (2008)
  • California Water Impact Network v. Newhall County Water District, 161 Cal.App.4th 1464 (2008)
  • Westlands Water District, et al. v. U.S. Department of the Interior, 275 F. Supp. 2d 1157(E.D. Cal. 2002), reversed in part by Westlands Water District v. U.S. Department of the Interior, 376 F. 3d 853 (9th Cir. 2004)
  • Jahr v. Casebeer, 70 Cal. App. 4th 1250 (1999)

Academic Background

J.D. University of California, Davis, 1997

B.S. Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Chicago, 1989

    Speaking Engagements

    05.10.2018

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Water Transfers and SGMA at ACWA’s Spring Conference

    DATE:

    May 8–11, 2018

     

    LOCATION:

    Sacramento, CA

    Organized By:

    Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)

    Program Overview:

    Kronick is proud to sponsor ACWA’s Spring Conference in Sacramento. ACWA’s Spring Conference welcomes diverse perspectives — agricultural and urban, large and small agencies — to attend over 80 meeting and program sessions that drill down into the regulatory, environmental and political issues that shape the industry.

    Shareholder Eric Robinson will participate in a panel discussion that will explore roles that water transfers could play in SGMA implementation, assess obstacles to successful use of transfers, and consider potential solutions.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    09.18.2017

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Water Supply in California

    Date:


    Monday, September 18


    Location:


    Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) Conference Center


    Organizers:

    Organized By:

    CLE International

    Program Overview:

    Kronick Shareholder Eric Robinson will participate in a panel discussion at CLE International’s California Land Use Conference in San Francisco. The program will provide attendees with up-to-date analyses of key land use topics facing California developers, planners, regulators, and attorneys. 

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    07.10.2017

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Sustainable Groundwater Planning in California

    Date:


    Monday, July 10 - Tuesday, July 11


    Time:


    8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    Sponsored By:

    Law Seminars International (LSI)

    Overview:

    Kronick Shareholders Jonathan Christy, Scott Morris and Eric Robinson will present at the Sustainable Groundwater in California conference in Sacramento on July 10-11. Scott will provide opening remarks as Program Co-Chair. John's presentation will discuss SGMA and cost recovery under Proposition 218 and provide an update on recent decisions and how they impact project planning, as well as issues still to be resolved and tips for dealing with the resulting uncertainty. Eric will discuss the validation of GSAs and GSPs: Automatic approvals under the validation statutes; timing issues for validating GSAs and GSPs; reverse validation suits; tips for developing plans with validation in mind and strategies for challenging validation.

    For more information or to register, please visit the event website.

    05.09.2017

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    Kronick Sponsorship

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    ACWA’s 2017 Spring Conference

    Date:


    May 9-12, 2017


    Location:


    Monterey, CA



     


     


    Organized By:

    Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)

    Program Overview:

    Kronick is proud to sponsor ACWA's Spring Conference in Monterey. This year’s theme “One Water, One Future” will explore California’s shared vision — and challenges — for constructing a water future together. ACWA’s Spring Conference welcomes diverse perspectives — agricultural and urban, large and small agencies — to attend over 80 meeting and program sessions that drill down into the regulatory, environmental and political issues that shape the industry. Conference attendees have the opportunity to dialogue and debate these contemporary water issues presented from a local, statewide, and federal perspective, so they may increase their understanding of other points of view and improve their leadership skills in solving today’s challenges. The conference also offers continuing education credits in the legal, energy, financial, and drinking water issue areas for professionals seeking contact hours.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    03.11.2017

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    Speaking Engagement

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    McGeorge Water Law Symposium 2017

    Date:


    Saturday, March 11


    Location:


    McGeorge School of Law — Lecture Hall

    3200 Fifth Ave.

    Sacramento, CA 95817



     


     


    Organizers:

    Organized By:

    McGeorge School of Law

    Program Overview:

    Kronick is pleased to sponsor the McGeorge Water Law Symposium 2017 that will celebrate 50 years of the State Water Resources Control Board (1967-2017) and discuss "Integrating Water Quality & Quantity in the Golden State." Shareholder Eric Robinson will participate in a panel discussion about the Groundwater-Surface Water Nexus & the SWRCB.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    03.02.2017

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Show Me the Water: Assessing Water for Growth During & After Drought

    Date:


    March 2, 2017


    Location:


    Los Angeles, CA



     


    Organizers:

    Organized By:

    League of California Cities

    Program Overview:

    Kronick Shareholder Eric Robinson will present at League’s 2017 Planning Commissioners Academy in Los Angeles on March 2. Eric will discuss how to assess water availability to support legally defensible land-use approvals in light of drought water impacts and looming groundwater regulation.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    01.09.2017

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    Speaking Engagement

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    SGMA, GSA Setup& GSP Preparation

    Date:


    January 9-10, 2017


    Location:


    Los Angeles, CA



     

    Organized By:

    Law Seminars International

    Program Overview:

    Kronick is pleased to sponsor the SGMA, GSA Setup & GSP Preparation conference in Los Angeles on January 9-10. Shareholders Jonathan CristyScott Morris and Eric Robinson will present. Scott will provide opening remarks as Program Co-Chair. Eric will provide an update on appeals – the processes for challenging GSPs including forums; standing; standards for review; and tips for participating in plan development with the possibility of appeal in mind. John's presentation will discuss SGMA and cost recovery under Proposition 218 and provide an update on recent decisions and how they impact project planning, as well as issues still to be resolved and tips for dealing with the resulting uncertainty. 

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    12.01.2016

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    Speaking Engagement

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    ACWA Fall Conference – Water Transfers: Challenges and Opportunities

    Date:


    Thursday, December 1


    Location:


    Anaheim, CA



     

    Organizers:

    Organized By:

    Association of California Water Agencies

    Program Overview:

    Kronick is pleased to sponsor the 2016 Fall Conference in Anaheim. Shareholder Eric Robinson will discuss the challenges and opportunities of water transfers.  

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    10.21.2016

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Schools & Stormwater 101

    Date:


    Friday, October 21


    Location:


    Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Baldwin Park CA



     


    Organizers:

    Organized By:

    San Gabriel Valley Civic Alliance 

    Program Overview:

    Kronick is pleased to sponsor Schools & Stormwater 101 on Friday, October 21 in Baldwin Park. Shareholder Eric Robinson will provide background on federal, state, and local water quality protection programs, as well as discuss current related events. 

    Registration:

    For more information and to register, please visit the event website.

    09.28.2016

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Surface Flows, Sustainable Yield, Water Rights and SGMA

    Date:


    Wednesday, September 28


    Location:


    Hilton Concord

    1970 Diamond Boulevard

    Concord, CA 94520


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    The Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA)

    Program Overview:

    Kronick shareholder Eric Robinson will present at the 2016 Groundwater Conference and 25th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 28 in Concord. 

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    06.06.2016

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Sustainable Groundwater in California

    Date:


    Monday, June 6 - Tuesday, June 7


    Time:


    8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


     


    Sponsored By:

    Law Seminars International (LSI)

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview:

    Kronick Shareholders Jonathan Christy, Scott Morris and Eric Robinson will present at the Sustainable Groundwater in California conference in Sacramento on June 6-7. Scott will provide opening remarks as Program Co-Chair. John's presentation will discuss SGMA and cost recovery under Proposition 218 and provide an update on recent decisions and how they impact project planning, as well as issues still to be resolved and tips for dealing with the resulting uncertainty. Eric will provide an update on water rights rules for allocating groundwater; surface water storage (when water in the ground is not groundwater); relationship between groundwater rights law and Sustainability Plans. 

    For more information or to register, please visit the event website.

    06.03.2016

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Endangered Species, California’s Water Policy, and California’s Water Reality

    Date:


    June 2-3


    Location:



     


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    Law Seminars International (LSI)

    Program Overview:

    Kronick shareholder Eric Robinson will present at LSI's Endangered Species in California (ESA & CESA) Conference on Friday, June 3 in Long Beach. He will provide an update on the legal environment for resolving conflicting claims to water including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and the physical interrelationship between surface and groundwater.

    Registration:

    Please visit LSI's website for more information and to register.

    02.05.2016

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Ensuring Integrity In 21st Century California: Water & Public Works In Our Arid State

    Date:


    Friday, February 5


    Time:


    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    The Municipal Law Institute of the League of California Cities® McGeorge School of Law

    The County Counsels’ Association

    The State Bar of California Public Law Section

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview:

    Kronick Shareholder Eric Robinson will present at the Municipal Law Symposium which focuses on issues public agency attorneys face on water supply and public works. Eric will present a strategy for completing CEQA review on water supplies for urban growth amidst the drought and new regulations on groundwater use. Other panels will discuss water rights, drought, and enforcement; water issues related to CEQA and land use; alternative water supplies, including storm water, groundwater, and recycled water; water and public works finance issues including those related to Proposition 218; and conflicts of interest, including an update on the new FPPC Regulations and conflict of interest issues relevant to public works projects.

    For more information and to register, please visit the event website

    12.10.2015

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Show Me The Water: Water Supply Impact Analysis in an Era of Drought and Supply Uncertainty

    Date:


    Thursday, December 10 - Friday, December 11


    Location:


    Hotel Nikko, San Francisco


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    CLE International

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview:

    The conference will discuss the latest CEQA legal updates, best practices, and policy perspectives. This year’s panels and presentations will cover:

    • 2014 Case Law Update
    • Health Impacts in CEQA
    • Environmental Protection Features – The Lotus Decision
    • Traffic Impact Metrics – Beyond Congestion
    • AB 52 – Tribal Cultural Resources
    • Troubleshooting the CEQA Administrative Record
    • Integrating Climate Adaptation – Best Practices
    • Ethics for CEQA Practitioners

    For more information and to register, please visit the CLE International website

    10.29.2015

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Groundwater Regulation in California

    Dates:


    October 29 & 30, 2015


    Location:


    Millenium Biltmore Hotel

    Los Angeles, CA


    This seminar is also available via webcast


    MCLE:


    11.25 hours


     


    Sponsored By:

    Law Seminars International (LSI)

    Groundwater Regulation in California

    Who Should Attend:

    Attorneys, environmental and real estate professionals, corporate managers, governmental officials, Tribal representatives, resource managers and planners

    Overview:

    California's new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is perhaps the most significant water law to be passed in the last 100 years. For the first time, California will implement broad reaching regulations over groundwater that will be phased in over the next several years. These new requirements will substantially affect future decisions in the areas of land use, the environment, agriculture and municipal water use, and many other aspects of California life.

    Join industry experts, leading attorneys and agency officials for a two-day conference regarding the mechanics and implications of the new Act. Topics include statewide perspectives in groundwater management, legal implications of the new laws, practical approaches and requirements for forming Groundwater Sustainability Agencies and developing Groundwater Sustainability Plans, the role of state agencies, funding issues, and practical examples of how real life groundwater disputes are resolved today.

    This comprehensive conference will provide local government, agricultural, environmental, attorney and consultant interests with a working knowledge of how to plan for the future under the new groundwater legislation.

    Kronick Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Registration:

    For more information and to register, please visit the LSI website

    09.30.2015

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    Speaking Engagement

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    LOCC Annual Conference | How Cities Must Respond To The State’s New Groundwater Law

    Date & Time:


    Exact date & time TBD


    Location:


    San Jose


     


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    League of California Cities (LOCC)
    2015 Annual Conference (September 30 – October 2, 2015)

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]
    Derrick Williams, President, Hydro Metrics Water Resources Incorporated
    Additional speaker TBD

    Overview:

    The state's new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act impacts cities as groundwater users, public water suppliers and land-use regulators. Starting in 2020, cities in 127 groundwater basins must contend with new regulatory plans imposing fees, pumping cuts or other measures to stop over-pumping of groundwater. By 2017, those cities must decide whether to develop their own regulatory plans or be subject to plans approved by others. Absent an adequate, locally adopted plan, the state will impose local groundwater regulation. The audience will learn how the Act impacts cities and about strategies to protect their economies from potentially dramatic pumping cutbacks.

    Registration:

    For more inforamation and to register, please visit the LOCC website.

    05.21.2015

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    Speaking Engagement

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    AEP | Meeting CEQA Requirements for Water Supply Evaluation During the Drought

    Date:


    Thursday, May 21, 2015


    Time:


    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


    Location:


    Blue Prynt

    815 11st Street

    Sacramento


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    Association of Environmental Professional, California Chapter

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview:

    Just as the economy and real estate market seem headed on an upswing, the drought continues into its fourth year, water supply availability has fallen to new lows, and the state has imposed new restrictions on urban water use. Meanwhile, the new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is expected to reduce groundwater use through new regulatory plans in many parts of the state. CEQA analyses have long relied on the Show Me the Water! Laws – SB 610 and SB 221 – as well as Urban Water Management Plans (UWMPs) to demonstrate the adequacy of water supply for new development projects. Our presenter, Eric Robinson from Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, will discuss how the ongoing drought and new groundwater sustainability planning should be addressed during CEQA review of water supplies for new land-use approvals. This will include updating water availability projections from UWMPs in light of the drought and projecting groundwater availability in light of SGMA. The presentation will also cover the role of conservation design, alternative water supplies (recycled water), conservation offsets, water banking and water transfers to address existing water shortages and uncertainty about long-term supply reliability.

    RSVP:

    Please register online by May 20th. For questions or to cancel, contact Katherine Waugh at kwaugh@dudek.com.

    09.13.2014

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    Speaking Engagement

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    APA 2014 Conference | Show Me the Water! Demonstrating Water Supplies for New Development in a Drought Era

    Date:


    Sunday, September 14, 2014


    Location:


    Disneyland Hotel

    Anaheim, CA


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    American Planning Association, California Chapter
    Annual Conference (September 13-16, 2014)

    Kronick is a proud sponsor of the Opening Reception, " A Real California Adventure," on Sunday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]
    Anona Dutton, VP of Water Resources, Erler & Kalinowski

    Overview:

    Cities and counties are processing more land-use applications that must comply with California’s show-me-the-water laws—SB 610, CEQA and SB 221. Failure to comply is a leading reason courts invalidate land-use approvals. Demand for water to accommodate growth clashes with growing uncertainty about long-term water supply availability. In 2014, the state’s single largest source of water for urban use—the State Water Project—initially projected zero SWP water availability for 25 million people living in a service area ranging from Silicon Valley to San Diego. Droughts, climate change, environmental regulations and water supply litigation create uncertainty that complicates SB 610, CEQA and SB 221 compliance. The California Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in Vineyard Area Citizens v. City of Rancho Cordova announced “principles of analytical adequacy” for assessing water supply impacts for land-use decisions. Since then, some 15 new court decisions apply Vineyard’s principles to water adequacy determinations for projects across the state. This panel will draw lessons from those cases and describe innovative compliance approaches based on case examples that planners can use to support city and county land-use decisions that comply with SB 610, CEQA and SB 221.

    Registration and Brochure:

    Please click here for more information and to view the online brochure.

    03.25.2014

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    Speaking Engagement

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    AEP 2014 Conference | Show Me The Water!

    Date:


    Tues. March 25, 2014


    Time:


    3:15 - 4:45 p.m.


    Location:


    Waterfront Beach Resort

    Huntington Beach, CA


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    Association of Environmental Professionals – Orange County Chapter
    (AEP State Conference, March 23-26, 2014)

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Annona Dutton, VP of Water Resources Practice, Erler & Kalinowski

    Overview:

    With the real estate economy recovering from the Great Recession, developers, cities and counties are starting to process applications for land-use
    entitlements and undertake California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review for new approvals or revisions to existing approvals. CEQA and California’s show-me-the-water laws—SB 610 and SB 221—set a high bar for land-use agencies to consider the adequacy of water supplies for new development project approvals or revisions to existing projects approved before the recession. Failure to adequately analyze water availability for development project approvals
    is a leading reason that California courts invalidate CEQA documents.

    As the economy recovers, demand for water supplies to serve growth will increase in the face of continuing, and perhaps increasing, uncertainty about the availability of existing and new water supplies to serve that growth—due to environmental regulations restricting the operation of existing water supply projects (e.g., Endangered Species Act regulation of the State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project) and making it harder to develop new water supply
    projects. That existing, and increasing, uncertainty makes it even harder to demonstrate adequate water supplies for development projects.

    In 2007, the California Supreme issued a landmark decision confirming “principles of analytical adequacy” for analyzing water supply impacts for land development projects: Vineyard Area Citizens v. City of Rancho Cordova (2007) 40 Cal.4th 412. Since the Vineyard decision, appellate courts have issued no less than 15 new opinions applying Vineyard’s principles to decide the adequacy of water supply impact analyses in CEQA documents completed for
    projects located all across the state. Understanding the lessons from this new body of post-Vineyard case law is essential for CEQA consultants, land-use planners, project developers and water supply agencies to ensure legally defensible project approvals.

    The presenters will address California's show-me-the-water requirements from two separate but closely related perspectives.

    Registration:

    For more information about the conference and to register, please visit AEP's website

    10.27.2013

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    Speaking Engagement

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    2013 Environmental Law Conference | Wastewater Discharges in the Bay-Delta: A New Front in California’s Water Wars?

    Date:


    Sunday, October 27, 2013


    Time:


    9:15 a.m.


    Location:


    Tenaya Lodge

    Yosemite, CA


     


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    The State Bar of California Environmental Law Section
    2013 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite (October 24-27, 2013)

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]
    Theresa A. Dunham, Somach Simmons & Dunn
    Michael Lauffer, State Water Resources Control Board

    Moderator:

    Tina Cannon Leahy, Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee

    Presentation Overview:

    On December 4, 2012, the State Water Resources Control Board ordered the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District to comply with stringent new wastewater treatment levels for its discharges into the Sacramento River that may require a $2 billion treatment plant upgrade to implement. With major water exports to the Central Valley and Southern California occurring downstream of the District’s outfall, participants in the proceeding clashed repeatedly over whether the measures were overboard or simply overdue. Speakers representing three diverse viewpoints—regulator, discharger and export water users—will highlight key legal and policy issues as they present their perspectives on the application of the federal Clean Water Act and state Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act to the project and the role of this decision in the overall Delta debate.

    For more information about the Conference, please visit the State Bar's website.

    10.03.2013

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    Speaking Engagement

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    2013 ACWA CLE Conference | Show Me the Water! – How Water Agencies Can Use SB 610, CEQA and SB 221 to Help Ensure Adequate Water Supplies for New Development

    Date:


    Thursday, October 3, 2013


    Time:


    12:00 p.m.


    Location:


    Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

    Newport Beach, CA


    MCLE Credit:


    1.00 hour


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    ACWA CLE Conference (October 3-4, 2013)

    KMTG Presenter:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Presentation Overview:

    The panel will discuss practical approaches for public water agencies to use the SB 610 Water Supply Assessment and CEQA process and SB 221 Water Sufficiency Verification process to help ensure that new land development projects are supported by adequate water supplies. Topics include how to document use of conservation design to minimize project water demand, project support for off-site conservation to reduce net project demand, use of recycled water, new groundwater development and water transfers to augment supply availability.  Techniques for working with land-use agencies will be covered, and an update on case law governing CEQA review of water supply impacts will be provided.

    06.25.2013

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Show Me the Water! SB 610, CEQA & SB 221 Compliance Strategies for Development Projects & Urban Planning

    Date:


    Tuesday, June 25, 2013


    Time:


    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    Location:


    West Sacramento Community Center

    1075 West Capitol Avenue

    West Sacramento, CA


    Cost (includes lunch):


    $10 for students

    $10 for AEP/NAEP members

    $25 for non-members


    Continuing Ed:


    3.25 Hours MCLE Credit

    AICP Credit Pending


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    The Superior California Chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Jennifer Harder, Adjunct Professor at McGeorge and UC Davis Schools of Law

    Presentation Overview:

    8:30-10:00: Water Supply Law 101. An understanding of basic principles of California water law is necessary to successfully navigate California's show-me-the-water! laws, which require discussion of the legal reliability of supplies for existing and future development. This session surveys basic water rights, including surface water, groundwater and contract rights. Rules applicable to rights acquired prior to 1914 and the State Water Resources Control Board system are also described, as are key water allocation principles, like the priority system, reasonable and beneficial use, and the public trust doctrine.

    10:15-12:00: Successfully Navigating California's Show-Me-The-Water! Laws. What are these laws, how are they applied today, and what are practical options for enhancing legal defensibility of development approvals and land-use planning decisions? SB 610 Water Supply Assessments, CEQA review of water supply impacts, and SB 221 Water Sufficiency Verifications will be covered with an emphasis on practical approaches for responding to common water supply adequacy issues, like reliance on existing versus planned future water sources and the role of conservation design, alternative water supplies (recycled water), water banking and water transfers to address existing water shortages and uncertainty about long-term supply reliability.

    Click here to view a copy of the flyer

    Registration:

    Register by June 14th by e-mailing Pat Angell at pangell@PMCWorld.com. You may pay in advance by credit card. Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check payable to AEP.  Questions? please contact Pat Angell at pangell@PMCWorld.com.

    KMTG is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider
     

    09.23.2011

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    Speaking Engagement

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    ACWA CLE Workshop: Water Marketing – Opportunities for Self Help to Supplement Regional and Local Supplies

    Date:


    Friday, September 23, 2011


    Location:


    Hotel Solamar

    San Diego, CA


    MCLE


    1.25 hour


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
    2011 CLE Workshop (September 22-23, 2011)

    KMTG Moderator:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Panelists:

    Paul A. Cook, Interim General Manager, Irvine Ranch Water District
    Meena Westford, Public Affairs Senior Manager, San Diego County Water Authority

    Overview:

    Southern California imports water from the Owens Valley, Colorado River and State Water Project. These supplies are subject to reduction. Some local water suppliers have sought to secure reliable water supplies independently from the main regional water import agency, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The experience of these new “water seekers” in locating source water is discussed. Also discussed are whether water rights are available for transfer apart from Metropolitan. A discussion on whether local agencies can firm up their water supplies by going directly to the water seller and cut out the middleman will take place.

    For copies of the materials, visit ACWA’s website.

    04.15.2011

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    Brown Bag Seminar

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    Webinar: Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation

    Date:


    Friday, April 15, 2011


    Time:


    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


    Location:


    Attendees can attend via webinar or in person at:


    Kronick

    400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor

    Sacramento, CA


    MCLE Credit:


    1 Hour


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    Natural Resources Subsection of the State Bar Association's Real Property Section

    Overview:

    This winter’s rains have not washed away the conflicts jeopardizing the water supply security that California’s struggling economy and ecology desperately need. Much of California still faces a long-term water shortage impairing economic and ecological recovery. The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) blames five factors for driving California’s water management into a dysfunctional impasse threatening catastrophic harm to the state’s people and environment. To avert disaster for cities, farms and fish, the PPIC proposes the creation of a statewide Independent System Operator to manage water supply as a public commodity, akin to electric power, and proposes a broad programmatic approach to facilitating water transfers throughout the state. Those measures and others are part of the PPIC’s bold prescription for specific water supply and ecological management changes to help reconcile the interests of all the stakeholders that compete for California’s most vital natural resource: Water.

    Event participants will learn about PPIC’s solution approach, which appears in a 400-page publication released just as the new Brown Administration takes over the reins of state water and environmental policy. Event participants will learn about highlights of the new publication, including how we arrived at the current water management impasse, how PPIC’s reform proposals would seek to break that impasse, and how those reforms may affect farmers and other landowners, cities, environmental interests and others across the state.

    Presenters:

    Eric N. Robinson, Moderator, Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard

    Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California

    Registration:

    To sign up for the webinar, please visit the State Bar's website

    To sign up to attend in person, please email Kristy Garza

    03.25.2011

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Water Rights Transfers – Creative Solutions

    Date:


    Friday, March 25, 2011


    Time:


    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


    Location:


    Doubletree Hotel

    Sacramento, CA


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    Water Education Foundation
    28th Annual Executive Briefing

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Mr. Robinson will be joined by a panel of presenters, including:

    • Adam Keats, Senior Counsel, Center for Biological Diversity
    • Chris Scheuring, Managing Counsel, California Farm Bureau Federation
    • Tom Hicks, Attorney, Resource Renewal Institute
    • Moderator: Jerry Johns, Water Rights Consultant

    Registration:

    For more information and to register, please visit the Water Education Foundation’s website.

    03.18.2011

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    Brown Bag Seminar

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    Webinar: Environmental Plaintiffs Pursue Statewide Groundwater Regulations Under Public Trust Doctrine

    Date:


    Friday, March 18, 2011


    Time:


    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


    Location:


    Attendees can attend via webinar or in person at:


    Kronick

    400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor

    Sacramento, CA


    MCLE Credit:


    1 Hour


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    Natural Resources Subsection of the State Bar Association's Real Property Section.

    Overview:

    Event participants will learn about pending efforts to impose statewide regulation of groundwater pumping rights based on the common-law Public Trust Doctrine. Currently, state statutory law empowers the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) to administer a permitting and licensing program that directly regulates most rights to use surface water diverted from streams, rivers and lakes to serve cities, farms and other uses. Neither that program nor any other statewide program regulates rights to pump and use groundwater–one of California`s largest sources of water supply. Although 2009 state legislation requires development of local programs to monitor and report groundwater conditions to the state, legislative efforts to impose statewide regulation of groundwater have not succeeded. In response, environmental groups are prosecuting state court litigation seeking to establish the state`s power to regulate groundwater rights pursuant to the common-law Public Trust Doctrine. Learn about the legal and policy implications of this litigation, the procedural status of the case, and potential next steps as the litigation unfolds.

    Presenters:

    Eric N. Robinson, Moderator, Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard

    Jennifer Maier, Environmental Law Foundation

    Damien Schiff, Pacific Legal Foundation

    Registration:

    To sign up for the webinar, please visit the State Bar's website

    To sign up to attend in person, please email Kristy Garza

    02.10.2011

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    Speaking Engagement

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    California Water Laws and Regulations: Current Issues with Urban Water Management Plans

    Date:


    Thursday, February 10, 2011


    Time:


    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


    Location:


    Radisson Hotel Sacramento

    500 Leisure Lane

    Sacramento, CA 95815


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    HalfMoon Seminars

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview:

    Mr. Robinson is part of a panel that will be speaking throughout the day on specific topics dealing with California water laws and regulations. His topic on "Current Issues with Urban Water Management Plans" will cover the following:

    • Urban water suppliers must approve UWMP updates by July 1, 2011
    • What UWMPs do and how they affect land-use planning statewide
    • How SB 7’s urban water conservation mandates are implemented through UWMPs
    • UWMP litigation issues

    Registration:

    For more information and to register, please visit HalfMoon Seminars

    01.22.2011

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    Speaking Engagement

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    California’s Water Adequacy Laws and Land Use Planning (Interconnectedness Among CEQA, UWMP Act, and SB 610 & 221)

    Date:


    Saturday, January 22, 2011


    Location:


    Golden Gate University School of Law

    536 Mission Street

    San Francisco, CA 94105


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    2011 California Water Law Symposium

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    11.09.2010

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Telebriefing: Sonoma Co. Water Coalition v. Sonoma Co. Water Agency: Implications for Urban Water Management Planning

    Date:


    Tuesday, November 9, 2010


    Time:


    Telebriefing starts at 10:00 a.m.


    MCLE Credit:


    1.0 hours


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    Law Seminars International

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview:

    The California Court of Appeal’s recent ruling in Sonoma County Water Coalition v. Sonoma County Water Agency, issued on October 8, 2010, addresses the standard of review for evaluating an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) prepared under the Urban Water Management Planning Act. The decision examines the level of deference that should be afforded to an Agency that adopts an UWMP and discusses how courts should review and address assumptions and conclusions reached by an Agency as part of the preparation and approval of an UWMP. The court’s ruling is significant because it is one of just two published decisions dealing with challenges to UWMPs.

    In this one-hourTeleBriefing, our distinguished panel of experts representing diverse perspectives will discuss the practical implications of the decision and its impact on future UWMPs.

    Introduction & Overview
    Jill N. Willis, Esq., Moderator
    Best Best & Krieger LLP / Riverside, CA

    Litigator’s Perspective
    Eric N. Robinson, Esq.
    Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard / Sacramento, CA

    Environmental Advocate’s Perspective
    Babak Naficy, Esq.
    Law Office of Babak Naficy / San Luis Obispo, CA

    Who Should Dial In:

    Attorneys, industry executives, government officials, and environmental professionals

    Registration:

    http://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=10WATERTB

    10.26.2010

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    Speaking Engagement

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    The Linkage Between Urban Water Management Plan Defensibility and SB 610 Water Supply Assessment Review

    Date:


    Tuesday, October 26, 2010


    Location:


    Central Basin Municipal Water District

    6252 Telegraph Road 

    Commerce, CA 90040


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    ACWA Region 8 – “Avoid the Pitfalls: Navigating Through Urban Water Management Planning”

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    10.22.2010

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    Kronick Workshop

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    The New Normal – Opportunities and Challenges in the Coming Post-Recession Real Estate Market

    Date:

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    Time:

    Noon – 1:00 p.m.
    Seminar & Lunch

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    Wine Tasting

    Location:

    Edna Valley Vineyard
    2585 Biddle Ranch Road
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    Hosted By:

    This complimentary seminar, “Wines, Vines and Property Lines,” is hosted by KMTG Real Estate and Natural Resources Attorneys and includes a discussion of timely real estate issues followed by an afternoon of wine tasting.

    09.24.2010

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Water and Land Use in California after Save Tara

    Date:


    Friday, September 24, 2010


    Time:


    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    Location:


    Grand Hyatt

    345 Stockton Street

    San Francisco, CA 94108


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    CLE International 2010 Land Use Conference (September 23-24, 2010)

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Mr. Robinson will be participating on a panel with James G. Moose with Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley and Antonio Rossman with Rossman & Moore

    Registration:

    For more information and to register, visit www.cle.com

    05.05.2010

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Preparing Legally Defensible Urban Water Management Plans That Implement SB 7’s Statewide Conservation Mandate

    Date:


    Wednesday, May 5, 2010


    Location:


    Portola & Marriott Hotels

    Monterey, CA


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
    2010 Spring Conference & Exhibition (May 4 – 7, 2010)

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    12.03.2009

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Preparing a Legally Defensible Urban Water Management Plan in an Era of Water Supply Uncertainty

    Date:


    Thursday, December 3, 2009


    Time:


    2:30 - 3:45 p.m.


    Location:


    San Diego, CA


    Sponsored By:

    Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
    2009 Fall Conference and Exposition

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview:

    Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) updates are due to the California Department of Water Resources by December 31, 2010. This means urban
    water supply agencies (retailers and wholesalers) should now be deciding how
    to prepare their updates in a timely way. Recognizing that UWMPs support SB 610,
    SB 221 and CEQA reviews for new urban development, environmental groups will
    likely continue to scrutinize and litigate UWMPs in order to limit urban growth.
    This program will help public water agencies prepare legally defensible UWMP
    updates that further their water supply planning objectives.

    05.21.2009

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Show Me the Water! Tools for Water Agencies, Land-Use Agencies and Development Projects to Navigate SB 610, CEQA and SB 221 in an Era of Water Supply Uncertainty

    Date:


    Thursday, May 21, 2009


    Time:


    10:00 - 11:45 a.m.


    Location:


    Sacramento Convention Center


    MCLE Credit:


    1.75 hours


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
    2009 Spring Conference & Exhibition

    Overview:

    Attendees learn about important legal developments arising from the integration of water supply and land-use planning, including the SB 610 Water Supply Assessment law, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the SB 221 Water Sufficiency Verification law. Attendees also learn how short-term and long-term uncertainties in the availability of water from existing and planned future sources affect compliance with SB 610, CEQA and SB 221. Panelists show attendees about tools for managing water supply uncertainty under SB 610, CEQA and SB 221, with examples and perspectives on implementation issues for water agencies, land-use agencies and development project proponents. Tools include aggressive conservation and use of recycled water, grey water or rain water either within a proposed development project or elsewhere in the service area as an offset to new project demand.

    KMTG Panel Moderator:

    [SPEAKERS]

    09.26.2008

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Show Me the Water! Tools To Help Cities Navigate California’s Deepening Regulatory Drought

    Date:


    Friday, September 26, 2008


    Time:


    9:15 - 10:45 a.m.


    Location:


    Long Beach Convention Center

    300 E Ocean Blvd

    Long Beach, CA


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    League of California Cities
    2008 Annual Conference
    September 24-27, 2008

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Registration:

    For more information visit the LOCC website.

    05.06.2008

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    Industry Conference

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    ACWA 2008 Spring Conference and Exhibition: Managing Water in a Green World

    Date:


    May 6-9, 2008


    Location:


    Portola and Marriott Hotels

    Monterey


    KMTG Speaking Engagements:

    May 7, 2008 (2:15 – 3:45 p.m.)

    • "Managing Our Streams for the Future: A Discussion of Instream Flow Policy." The State Water Resources Control Board, in response to AB2121, has proposed an instream flow policy for North Coast streams. This panel will discuss the process by which the policy was formulated, its provisions and impact, and its potential to serve as a template for instream flow policies elsewhere in the state.
      KMTG Moderator: Jan Goldsmith

    May 7, 2008 (10:00 – 11:50 a.m.)

    • "New Rules for the Delta: The Wanger Decision, Delta Vision & Beyond"
      KMTG Presenter: Daniel J. O’Hanlon

      May 8, 2008 (10:00 – 11:50 a.m.)

      • "10 Years of Water Supply and Land Use Litigation Under the UWMPA, CEQA and SB 610 and 221 – What Have We Learned"
        KMTG Presenter: Eric Robinson

    05.04.2008

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Show Me The Water! How the Regulatory Drought and California’s Water & Planning Laws Demand New Partnerships Among Landowners/Property Developers, Water Agencies and Land-use Agencies

    Date:


    Sunday, May 4, 2008


    Time:


    9:00 - 10:30


    Location:


    Hilton La Jolla

    Torrey Pines


    MCLE Credit:


    1.50 Hours


    Sponsored By:

    The State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section
    27th Annual Retreat (May 2-4, 2008)

    Overview:

    Continued population growth, natural drought cycles and a deepening environmental regulatory drought are making water shortages an increasingly common roadblock to real property development. Learn about tools and approaches for working with water suppliers and land-use agencies to break through the water shortage barrier, and receive an update on new case law developments involving statewide water supplies, CEQA, SB 610 and SB 221.

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Who Should Attend:

    Lawyers involved in real property transactions, land-use entitlement procedures, environmental regulatory permitting for development projects, water and environmental consultants, landowners and real property developers

    04.12.2008

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Water Management in a Changing Climate

    Date:


    Saturday, April 12, 2008


    Location:


    Hyatt Regency Monterey


    Organizers:

    Sponsored By:

    Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce
    39th Annual Progress Seminar (April 11-13, 2008)

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Eric Robinson is one of three panelist. Other featured panelist include Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council and California State Senator Joe Simitian

    Registration:

    This event is currently sold out. Registrants are being placed on a waiting list. For more information contact Amy Buckmaster at amy@redwoodcitychamber.com

    http://www.redwoodcitychamber.com/index.asp

    04.12.2007

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Water Rights: The Takings Clause and Government Liability for Regulatory Reallocation of Water Supplies

    Date:


    Thursday, April 12, 2007


    Time:


    2:45 - 4:15 p.m.


    Location:


    Grand Hyatt Hotel

    345 Stockton Street

    San Francisco, CA 94108


    MCLE Credit


    This conference is approved for 11 hours of MCLE credit; including 1 hour of ethics


    Sponsored By:

    CLE International
    Conference on Regulatory Takings: Meeting Today’s Challenges (April 12-13, 2007)

    KMTG Presenters

    [SPEAKERS]

    Registration

    For more information or to register visit CLE International online at http://www.cle.com