The Drying of the World: How Will It Affect Your Company?

What would your company do if it ran out of water? For many reasons -- including climate change and population growth -- this is not merely a hypothetical but a real risk that your company needs to assess and manage. This course provides the guidance you need to evaluate and address the water risks your company faces while suggesting ways your company may be able to transform water risks into business opportunities.

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Credit Type: General (Participatory)

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

New York

Credit Type: Areas of Prof. Prac. (Both (New & Exp Attys))

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

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Buzz Thompson
Of Counsel
Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson, Jr. is an of counsel in O’Melveny’s Silicon Valley office and a member of the Water Industry Practice Group. He is the Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law at Stanford Law School, the Perry L. McCarty Director and Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment, and Senior Fellow (by courtesy) at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies. The author of several books on water law and policy, he is one of the nation’s leading experts on water issues. He has advised clients on water law issues for decades, developed innovative legal strategies for best exploiting water resources and, in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed Buzz to serve as the special master in Montana v. Wyoming (137 Original).
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