July 01, 2013
Mark Davis, senior research fellow and director of Tulane Law School’s Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy, has added another duty: member of Louisiana’s Water Resources Commission.
Davis was one of two new members named to the commission by Gov. Bobby Jindal in late June.
The commission is charged with developing a statewide water resource management program; reviewing the contingency plan for responding to a ground water emergency; and approving/rejecting restrictions the commissioner of conservation orders to be placed on wells.
By statute, the 19-member commission includes the governor and eight other state officials, plus 10 gubernatorial appointees. One member must be a lawyer with expertise in water law, licensed to practice in Louisiana and nominated by a law school dean. Davis, a well-known voice on water law and policy, fit the criteria.