Speaking Engagement:

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

Event Information


Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Telebriefing starts at 10:00 a.m.

MCLE Credit:

1.0 hours

Sponsored By:

Law Seminars International

KMTG Presenters:

Eric N. Robinson


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