David Shorr Presents at Judicial Water Conference


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (November 9, 2010) – Lathrop Gage attorney David Shorr (Environmental – Jefferson City) recently served as faculty at the Impact of Water Adjudication Along America’s Longest River Annual Conference in St. Louis.

Shorr and his co-presenter, Associate Professor David Galat from the University of Missouri – Columbia, presented, “The Interplay of the Ecology and the Economy of the Missouri River/Mississippi River System.” More than 60 judges and magistrates were in attendance, many of them federal district judges.

The conference is part of the “Dividing the Waters” program, in association with the National Judicial College, a project for judges, masters and referees involved in western general stream adjudications and other complex water litigation. A select group of judges and magistrates who determine water rights, mostly in the western United States, attended the annual event. The four-day conference was held at the Hilton at the Ballpark Hotel in St. Louis.

Shorr is a noted authority on matters regarding the ecological impacts of the Missouri River basin and represents clients on issues involving the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other environmental legislation with the Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the Missouri River system. He is the past Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the State of Missouri’s environmental protection, state parks, and natural resources agency.

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