Know Your (Riparian) Rights! #MACoCon

Do you know your riparian rights?

Do you know what those even are?

Maryland has 3,190 miles of shoreline – and, with those miles of shoreline, come 3,190 miles of riparian rights. Join some of Maryland’s top attorneys at MACo’s Summer Conference, “Water, Water Everywhere,” to learn about how federal, state and local law all interplay to regulate shoreline improvements – and what counties can do to protect their most important water assets for everyone.

Like a Bridge Over Troubled Water: Know Your Water Law

Description: Maryland counties are rich with water, both in terms of waterfront access building-731207_1920and in sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure. Counties benefit from this — but along with these assets come great responsibilities and risks. Conflicts that arise over responsibilities for water-related assets cannot often be shrugged off as “water under the bridge,” but require proactive planning and protection. In this session, learn how counties depend upon the law to protect water-related assets, keep their water clean, and interplay with various federal and state laws. As an added bonus, attendees will finally find out what “riparian rights” actually are.


  • John Mattingly, Esquire, County Attorney’s Office for Calvert County
  • Lisa Ochsenhirt, Esquire, Attorney, AquaLaw PLC
  • Dana Cooper, Esquire, Attorney, Cooper Moores LLC

Moderator: The Honorable Brian Frosh, Maryland Attorney General

Date/Time: Thursday, August 16, 2018; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 15-18, 2018 at the Rowland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year the conference’s theme is “Water, Water Everywhere.”

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