From: H-California "WATER AND POLITICS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA" LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY 4 OCTOBER 2008 Conference Website: http://www.lmu.edu/Page44727.aspx Loyola Marymount University (LMU) will host a conference examining the vital resource of water in Southern California politics and history, on 4 October 2008. Scholars from throughout California will examine current water policy, historical sources crucial for the study of water in Southern California, and case studies in water management and use. LMU's Department of History, the Charles Von der Ahe Library, and the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts are sponsoring the conference. Funding for the conference was provided by the Haynes Foundation. PRE-REGISTRATION: http://www.lmu.edu/Page44727.aspx The conference is free to the public. The deadline for pre-registration is 19 September 2008; on-site registration the day of the conference is also possible. Only those persons who have registered for the conference by the deadline will be provided lunch. LOCATION: 1000 (Ahmanson) University Hall, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California CONTACT INFORMATION: Dr. Clay Stalls, Department of Archives and Special Collections, Von der Ahe Library, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 90045. 310-342-3968. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see website (http://www.lmu.edu/Page44727.aspx <http://www.lmu.edu/Page44727.aspx> ) for pre-registration. DIRECTIONS TO LMU: For directions to the campus of Loyola Marymount University and a campus map, please consult: http://www.lmu.edu/page69.aspx. PARKING: Parking is available on levels P-2 and P-3 of University Hall, the location of the conference. Enter the campus at the Lincoln Boulevard and LMU Drive entrance and proceed to the guards' kiosk for parking instructions. CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AND DATE: 4 October 2008 8am-8:30am: Registration 8:30am. Welcome: Dean Michael Engh, S. J., Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts 9am-10:30am. Session I: Archival Resources 1. Dr. Paul Soifer, Consulting Historian, Department of Water and Power Historical Records Program. "The Aqueduct, St. Francis, and Mulholland: The Records at DWP." 2. Paul Wormser, Director, NARA, Laguna Beach, California. "Documenting the Federal Government's Role in Native Americans' Water Rights." 3. Linda Vida, Director, Water Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley. "Primary Source Collections for the Study of the History of Water in Southern California." Commentator: Dr. Peter Blodgett, H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Manuscripts, Huntington Library Chair: Dr. Errol Stevens, Independent Historian and Consulting Archivist 10:45am-12:15pm. Session II: History of Water in Southern California 1. Eliza Martin. Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz. "San Diego's El Capitan Dam and the Politics of Indian Removal, 1910-1932." 2. Peter Reich, Professor of Law, Whittier Law School. "Manuscript Case Files and the Subversion of Judicial Opinions: The L.A. River Cases." 3. Dr. Andy Strathman, Instructor, Department of History, University of San Diego. "Water, Land, and Suburbanization in San Diego County." Chair: Dr. Bill Deverell, Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West Commentator: Dr. Abe Hoffman, Professor, Los Angeles Valley College 12:15pm-1:15pm. Lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm. Keynote Address Speaker: Dr. Steven Erie, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego Chair: Dr. Nick Rosenthal, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Loyola Marymount University 2:45pm-4:30pm. Session III: Water Policy 1. Dr. Joseph Reichenberger, Professor, Civil Engineering, Loyola Marymount University. "Groundwater Management in the San Gabriel Valley - A History of Political Cooperation." 2. Dr. John Walton, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC-Davis. "Western Times and Water Wars Twenty Years On." 3. Dorothy Green, president of Heal the Bay. "Managing Water: Avoiding Crisis in California." 4. Dr. David L. Feldman, Chair, Department of Planning, Policy and Design, School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine. "Preventing the Repetition, or What Can LA's Experience Teach Us About Contemporary Urban Water Disputes Elsewhere?" Chair: Dr. Janet Fireman, Editor, California History Commentator: Dr. Sarah Elkind, Associate Professor, Department of History, San Diego State University ______________________________ __ 5pm-7pm. RECEPTION at the Charles Von der Ahe Library for conference participants and Loyola Marymount University attendees and their guests. Attendees will also be to view the Library exhibit on the Owens Valley, which includes rare photographs of the Owens Valley water wars of the 1920s.