WATER: Public Trust Resource? Private Resource? Or Both? Conference

March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central CT State University
New Britain
Rivers Alliance of CT

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Conference Presented by
Rivers Alliance of Connecticut and
The Central Connecticut State University
Center for Public Policy and Social Research

Sat. March 9, 2019
9 am to 4 pm

Constitution Room
Memorial Hall, CCSU
New Britain, CT

Continental Breakfast & Lunch Will Be Served

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To examine and clarify the relevant law and policy underpinning the state’s management of water supply; and to examine the role of the public trust doctrine and statute in relation to water-supply law.

To focus on the water issues presently being debated in Connecticut, including:

  • 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.


Elizabeth Barton, Esq., Partner, Day Pitney, LLP
Charles Button, CCSU Professor of Geography
Don DeFronzo, Endowed Chair, Political Science and Practical Politics, CCSU
Richard Judd, Professor and President Emeritus, CCSU
Kristina DeVivo, Treasurer, Student Government Association, CCSU
Steven Kliger, Executive Director, Center for Public Policy & Social Research, CCSU
Margaret Miner, Executive Director, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
David Radka, Engineer, Milone & MacBroom
Roger Reynolds, Esq., Counsel, CT Fund for the Environment/ Save the Sound
Christina Robinson, CCSU Associate Professor of Economics
Paul Zagorsky, Esq., Partner, Zagorsky, Zagorsky & Galske

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Poster by Kristina DeVivo