This program offers a wide-ranging discussion of legal and practical issues encountered by coastal users, regulators, and special interest groups invested in the southeastern coast.
It is often said the southeastern coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida is a “working coast” where energy, fishing, and other commercial and recreational interests intersect with coastal protection and environmental efforts. The complex interrelationships of coastal use create challenges and opportunities for attorneys and others representing clients in coastal areas. Regulatory limitations of coastal area use are crucial to many but problematic for others. Questions of rising sea levels, hurricanes and resiliency planning also come into play, and the competing interests and needs of those living and working in the coastal area can – and do - lead to conflicts. This seminar will offer legal and environmental perspectives to help attorneys and others provide the best advice to the clients.
Our program includes an on-site visit to Tybee island, where attendees will observe active, coastal geologic processes and the human coastal engineering response to these processes. Faculty include experts responsible for implementing coastal programs, governmental staff, and prominent attorneys engaged in coastal law and related matters. Historical perspectives and recent developments in coastal law will be covered, along with specific issues confronting residents regarding the coastal area, including the impact of salt water intrusion and limitation on groundwater aquifer use. Please join us for this unique and engaging program on dynamic coastal issues.
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