Attorney Frederic Klein Moderated Water Conference Legal Panel on March 9, 2019

Attorney Fred Klein, chair of Pullman & Comley’s Energy and Utilities Section of the Regulatory, Energy and Telecommunications practice, served as a panel moderator for the conference WATER: Public Trust Resource? Private Resource? Or Both?, hosted by Rivers Alliance and CCSU Center for Public Policy and Social Research.

The conference examined and clarified the relevant law and policy underpinning the state’s management of water supply; and the role of the public trust doctrine and statute in relation to water-supply law.

The topics addressed included water issues presently being debated in Connecticut, such as:

  • guiding principles of water allocation;
  • role of the public trust in water;
  • water company mergers and takeovers;
  • exclusive service areas, rights and privileges;
  • prudent, fair water pricing for all, including large-volume users, such as bottling companies, and poverty-level customers;
  • water supply in water-stressed watersheds;
  • grandfathered rights to take water

March 9, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Central Connecticut State University
Center for Public Policy and Social Research

Constitution Room
Memorial Hall, CCSU
New Britain, CT

For more information or to register, click here.


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