Water security can only be achieved through a human rights-based approach. This guest lecture presentation at Cowell College, UCSC from Dr Maria Querol from WaterLex enabled a discussion on the green principles of international water law and the need for a more human centric approach to achieve these goals. Maria was invited to present at Dr. Larry Gerston’s course on ‘California Water Law and Policy’ this April.

Dr. Gerston is a Lecturer at UCSC and a Professor Emeritus at San Jose State University. He specializes on the U.S. public policy process at the national and state levels.  He has written twelve books, focusing on a “hands on,” user-friendly approach to politics and government. Along with his academic responsibilities, Gerston appears each week as the political analyst at NBC Bay Area (the NBC television station in northern California).