Faculty Enrichment Lecture: "The Disconnect between Groundwater Legal Systems and Groundwater Hydrology: What Changes Should be Made to Protect Our Groundwater Resources" by David Sandino


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm


RLL 4th Floor Faculty Lounge

David Sandino served as Chief Counsel for the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) from 2006-2010 under an appointment by Government Arnold Schwarzenegger and currently serves as senior staff counsel. He has worked on significant water, environmental, tribal, and energy issues during his twenty-five year career with the Department. He also served as General Counsel for the Central Valley Flood Control Board from 2000-2004. The Department operates the largest state-built water system in the United States, which delivers water to 27 million Californians and 750,000 acres of farmland.

His academic career has centered on teaching professional and undergraduate natural resource courses. He has taught water law, environmental law, renewable energy law, real property and local government law at Boyd School of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, University of Redlands, and Sacramento State University.

Mr. Sandino also created and teaches courses for environmental professionals on California water law and policy, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and tribal water law. He received a distinguished teaching award from the UC Davis Extension for his contribution to natural science education. He received a 1999 Fulbright Fellowship to teach in Russia, where he taught international environmental law at the Moscow State Academy, and he is an active member of the Fulbright Association.

Please join in welcoming Mr. Sandino to the Boyd School of Law for his Faculty Enrichment Lecture on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at noon in the Faculty Lounge.