Virtual Guest Speakers

February 22:

Gabriel Eckstein - George W. McCleskey Professor of Water Law, Texas Tech University School of Law
Topic: Climate Change Implications for Global Water Resources and International Law

Virtual Lecture  
Powerpoint Slides for the Lecture
Other links
Discussion List   (Professor Eckstein will participate from February 22 - 25).

Short Biography of Professor Gabriel Eckstein

Biography:   Professor Eckstein is a recognized expert in US and international water law and policy and has significant experience in US and international environmental law and policy. He has lectured in numerous law and science conferences around the world, and served as an expert advisor and consultant on US and international environmental and water issues to various organizations, including the United Nations, US Agency for International Development, World Commission on Dams, Organization of American States, International Association of Hydrogeologists, and various local water entities in the United States.

Over the past few years, Professor Eckstein served as a neutral advisor, under the auspices of the Geneva Initiative, in Track II negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians on transboundary freshwater resources in the Middle East. He also served on an experts group advising the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and the U.N. International Law Commission in the UN's effort to develop a new global agreement for transboundary ground water resources. In addition, Professor Eckstein directs the Internet-based International Water Law Project, an Internet-based resource for treaties, documents, articles, news, and other resources on international water law and policy issues.

At Texas Tech University, Professor Eckstein directs the university's Center for Water Law & Policy, which is currently involved in research effort investigating pharmaceuticals and other micro-pollutants in our nation's drinking water. He regularly teaches courses and seminars on US and international water law, US and international environmental law, US property law, law and science, and related topics.

Prior to joining academia, Professor Eckstein served as Senior Counsel for CropLife America, an agrichemical trade association, advising on matters of U.S. and international regulatory and environmental law and compliance issues related to agricultural chemicals and biotechnology, air and water pollution, endangered species, and intellectual property. Prior to that, he worked as a litigator in private practice on environmental, toxic tort, and asbestos cases.

Additional biographical information and CV are available on the Texas Tech website.

Virtual lecture

Climate Change Implications for Global Water Resources and International Law

Other Links

Water Scarcity, Conflict, and Security in a Climate Change World: Challenges and Oppotunities for International Law and Policy (pdf)