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CIPR, Payson Center host lecture, “Water Law in the U.S. and Brazil: Climate Change and Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty,” Jan. 21 at 5:00 p.m.

January 13, 2011 11:15 AM


Climate Change and Two Approaches to Water Poverty

featuring Rômulo   Sampaio



he Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and Tulane Law School’s Payson Center for International Development invite you to examine two of the major water legal regimes in the Americas and their current challenges at a lecture by Rômulo S. R. Sampaio entitled, “Water Law in the U.S. and Brazil: Climate Change and Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty .” 


Friday, January 21, 2011

5:00 p.m.

100a Jones Hall, Greenleaf Conference Room

A reception will follow.



s countries with vast wet and dry regions, the U.S. and Brazil face significant threats from global warming. Brazil, home to between eight and fifteen percent of the world’s fresh water, with its fast growing economy and population, presents major management and allocation issues. In the U.S., past settlement policies, unsustainable reclamation projects, and a fast-growing domestic, industrial and agricultural demand have also stirred grave problems.


ômulo S. R. Sampaio, Ph.D. is the Academic Coordinator for the Center of Law and the Environment, and Professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law in Rio de Janeiro. He received his Doctorate and Masters Degrees in Environmental Law from Pace University and also served as Adjunct Professor at the School of Law. He was Director of International Services at the Brazilian American Institute for Law and the Environment (BAILE) and a member of the Specialist Group on Energy and Climate Change at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Professor Sampaio has published numerous articles and books on environmental, energy and climate change law in the U.S., Brazil, and Europe.

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Unique among American law schools, Tulane Law School’s Payson Center for International Development joins scholars from law, public health, social work, and a range of other disciplines in promoting sustainable human development through teaching, policy analysis, and field research throughout the world. The Law School’s joint JD/MS in International Development programs allows students—particularly those with interests in international legal issues and/or international development policy—to maximize their educational and career opportunities by concurrently earning a Juris Doctor degree and a Masters of Science in International Development. 


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