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Reducing Overdraft And Respecting Water Rights Under California's 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: A View From The Kern County Farming Sector, Ashley Mettler 2016 Golden Gate University School of Law

Reducing Overdraft And Respecting Water Rights Under California's 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: A View From The Kern County Farming Sector, Ashley Mettler

Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal

California groundwater is an invaluable drought reserve for agricultural farmers. With historically dry conditions affecting the annual water supply, precious groundwater has become one of the last water resources available to growers in the Central Valley. The devastating drought effects have necessitated the use of groundwater to help offset the surface water deprivation, and the increase in groundwater usage has become a source of growing conflict among water users and environmentalists across the state.

In 2014, the California Legislature introduced the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), opening the door to a new era of water management and new challenges for ...


International Water Law And China’S Management Of Its International Rivers, James D. Fry, Agnes Chong 2016 University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

International Water Law And China’S Management Of Its International Rivers, James D. Fry, Agnes Chong

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

This Article explores China’s management of its international rivers. China has various domestic pieces of legislation, including the Water Law of 2002, to regulate the uses and protection of its international rivers. It is clear that international water law influenced China inasmuch as there are similarities between the 1997 Watercourses Convention and the Water Law of 2002, and even China has recognized the influence of international law in the formation of its Water Law of 2002. This runs contrary to the widespread belief among Western commentators that China generally does not engage in these types of matters with international ...


United States Army Corps Of Engineers V. Hawkes Co., Jonah Brown 2016 Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

United States Army Corps Of Engineers V. Hawkes Co., Jonah Brown

Public Land and Resources Law Review

When landowners seek to determine if a permit is required from the Army Corps of Engineers to discharge dredged or fill material into waters within their property boundaries, they may first obtain a jurisdictional determination specifying whether “waters of the United States” are present. In an 8-0 judgment, Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes was a victory for landowners, concluding that an approved jurisdictional determination is a final agency action reviewable under the Administrative Procedure Act.


Water, Growth And The Endangered Species Act, Holly Doremus 2016 Selected Works

Water, Growth And The Endangered Species Act, Holly Doremus

Holly Doremus

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Water, Growth And The Endangered Species Act, Holly Doremus 2016 Selected Works

Water, Growth And The Endangered Species Act, Holly Doremus

Holly Doremus

24 pages.


There's Something In The Water: The Ehb Disregards Its Mandate And Disrespects Contract Law In Robinson Coal Company V. Department Of Environmental Protection, Ryan P. Duffy 2016 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

There's Something In The Water: The Ehb Disregards Its Mandate And Disrespects Contract Law In Robinson Coal Company V. Department Of Environmental Protection, Ryan P. Duffy

Villanova Environmental Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Making The Most Of El Nino: Stormwater Collection And Rainwater Harvesting As Potential Solutions To Water Shortages In Southern California, Benjamin A. Harris 2016 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Making The Most Of El Nino: Stormwater Collection And Rainwater Harvesting As Potential Solutions To Water Shortages In Southern California, Benjamin A. Harris

Villanova Environmental Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Water, Water Everywhere, But Just How Much Is Clean?: Examining Water Quality Restoration Efforts Under The United States Clean Water Act And The United States-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Jill T. Hauserman 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Water, Water Everywhere, But Just How Much Is Clean?: Examining Water Quality Restoration Efforts Under The United States Clean Water Act And The United States-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Jill T. Hauserman

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Constitutional Law - Federalism - As An Incident Of National Sovereignty, The United States Has Paramount Rights And Power In The Seabed And Subsoil Of The Outer Continental Shelf, Stephen O. Spinks 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Constitutional Law - Federalism - As An Incident Of National Sovereignty, The United States Has Paramount Rights And Power In The Seabed And Subsoil Of The Outer Continental Shelf, Stephen O. Spinks

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Admiralty - Shipowners’ Limited Liability Act - A Shipowner Cannot Invoke The Act To Limit His Liability For Wreck Removal Expenses Since A Statutory Duty To Remove A Sunken Vessel Prevents Him From Being “Without Privity Or Knowledge,” A Condition Precedent To The Invocation Of The Act, Thomas C. Holcomb 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Admiralty - Shipowners’ Limited Liability Act - A Shipowner Cannot Invoke The Act To Limit His Liability For Wreck Removal Expenses Since A Statutory Duty To Remove A Sunken Vessel Prevents Him From Being “Without Privity Or Knowledge,” A Condition Precedent To The Invocation Of The Act, Thomas C. Holcomb

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Icelandic Fisheries Dispute: A Decision Is Finally Rendered, Roger A. Briney 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

The Icelandic Fisheries Dispute: A Decision Is Finally Rendered, Roger A. Briney

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


International Straits: The Right Of Access, R. P. Cundick 2016 US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps

International Straits: The Right Of Access, R. P. Cundick

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


When Is Whenever? Epa’S Retroactive Withdrawal Authority In Mingo Logan, Hale Melnick 2016 Boston College Law School

When Is Whenever? Epa’S Retroactive Withdrawal Authority In Mingo Logan, Hale Melnick

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

In 2007, the United States Army Corps of Engineers granted Mingo Logan Coal Co. a permit to discharge dredge and fill material into four West Virginia streams and their tributaries. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not file an objection despite concerns about the discharge’s environmental impacts. Two years later, EPA moved to withdraw the permit in light of new information and circumstances regarding the discharge’s impact on wildlife. EPA claimed that it was authorized to withdraw the permit under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act, which provides the Administrator of EPA with the ...


Permitting Efficiency In Storm Water Effluent Compliance, Ryelle Seymour 2016 Boston College Law School

Permitting Efficiency In Storm Water Effluent Compliance, Ryelle Seymour

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

In Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. County of Los Angeles, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit addressed the issue of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit violations under the Clean Water Act. Environmental organizations brought suit against the County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District after the District published monitoring station reports identifying 140 separate exceedances of permit limitations. Even though the defendants’ monitoring station was located downstream from other permittees, the defendants were held liable as a matter of law for the violations because the permit clearly stated ...


Surface Waters And Farmers: Sharing Land Management With The Federal Government, Charles M. Carvell, Jennifer L. Verleger 2016 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Surface Waters And Farmers: Sharing Land Management With The Federal Government, Charles M. Carvell, Jennifer L. Verleger

Mitchell Hamline Law Review

No abstract provided.


Right, Title And Interest In The Territorial Sea: Federal And State Claims In The United States, Stephen M. Kiser, Dan A. Aldridge Jr. 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Right, Title And Interest In The Territorial Sea: Federal And State Claims In The United States, Stephen M. Kiser, Dan A. Aldridge Jr.

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Mariculture: A New Ocean Use, J. Owens Smith, David L. Marshall 2016 University of Georgia

Mariculture: A New Ocean Use, J. Owens Smith, David L. Marshall

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Environmental Protection By Coastal States: The Paradigm From Marine Transport Of Petroleum, Joseph C. Sweeny 2016 Fordham University School of Law

Environmental Protection By Coastal States: The Paradigm From Marine Transport Of Petroleum, Joseph C. Sweeny

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


A New Constitutive Commitment To Water, Sharmila L. Murthy 2016 Suffolk University Law School

A New Constitutive Commitment To Water, Sharmila L. Murthy

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

Cass Sunstein coined the term “constitutive commitment” to refer to an idea that falls short of a constitutional right but that has attained near-constitutional significance. This Article argues that access to safe and affordable water for drinking, hygiene, and sanitation has attained this status and that national legislation is needed to realize this new constitutive commitment. Following the termination of water to thousands of households in Detroit, residents and community organizations filed an adversary complaint in Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings seeking a six-month moratorium on the disconnections. The bankruptcy court dismissed the case, accurately finding that “there is no constitutional ...


Agenda: Coping With Water Scarcity In River Basins Worldwide: Lessons Learned From Shared Experiences, University of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment 2016 University of Colorado Law School

Agenda: Coping With Water Scarcity In River Basins Worldwide: Lessons Learned From Shared Experiences, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

Coping with Water Scarcity in River Basins Worldwide: Lessons Learned from Shared Experiences (Martz Summer Conference, June 9-10)

Water scarcity is increasingly dominating headlines throughout the world. In the southwestern USA, the looming water shortages on the Colorado River system and the unprecedented drought in California are garnering the greatest attention. Similar stories of scarcity and crisis can be found across the globe, suggesting an opportunity for sharing lessons and innovations. For example, the Colorado River and Australia's Murray-Darling Basin likely can share many lessons, as both systems were over-allocated, feature multiple jurisdictions, face similar climatic risks and drought stresses, and struggle to balance human demands with environmental needs. In this conference we cast our net broadly ...


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