Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Water Law Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

2853 Full-Text Articles 2218 Authors 498547 Downloads 95 Institutions

All Articles in Water Law

Faceted Search

2853 full-text articles. Page 3 of 47.

About Sdlp, 2017 American University Washington College of Law

About Sdlp

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Fighting For Environmental Justice: The Life And Work Of Professor Eileen Gauna, Clifford J. Villa 2017 University of New Mexico

Fighting For Environmental Justice: The Life And Work Of Professor Eileen Gauna, Clifford J. Villa

Clifford J. Villa

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Natural Resources i. Journal 2017 University of New Mexico

Front Matter, Natural Resources I. Journal

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Aldo Leopold, Estella Bergere, Mia Casita And Sheepherding In New Mexico And Colorado, Andrew Gulliford 2017 Fort Lewis College

Aldo Leopold, Estella Bergere, Mia Casita And Sheepherding In New Mexico And Colorado, Andrew Gulliford

Natural Resources Journal

Personal and regional history of Peggy Bergon, Aldo Leopold, and sheepherding.


Liability And Compensation For Oil Spill Accidents: International Regime And Its Implementation In China, Yuan Yang 2017 Tilburg University, Netherlands

Liability And Compensation For Oil Spill Accidents: International Regime And Its Implementation In China, Yuan Yang

Natural Resources Journal

Marine oil spill accidents have long been caused by ship collisions. However, the proliferation of offshore oil and gas installations portends a marked increase in oil spills from these sources. This presents a unique enforcement challenge for international and Chinese domestic systems for oil pollution liability and compensation that were developed in response to the threat of ship-based oil pollution. This article focuses on how the international liability and compensation regime for oil pollution has been implemented in China, and whether a combination of the international regime and domestic Chinese regulations could provide an adequate mechanism for holding offshore oil ...


Nasty Weather And Ugly Produce: Climate Change, Agricultural Adaptation, And Food Waste, Richard Moore 2017 University of New Mexico

Nasty Weather And Ugly Produce: Climate Change, Agricultural Adaptation, And Food Waste, Richard Moore

Natural Resources Journal

Food systems worldwide are threatened by climate change, as reflected, for example, in the diminished yields of fruits and vegetables and reduced production of global fisheries. This article discusses the threats of climate change on agricultural production and the need for agricultural adaptation. It posits that food insecurity must be considered in terms of climate change and its likely effects on food production. The article argues that agricultural mitigation and adaptation measures should must be pursued and communicated through the mechanisms of the Paris Agreement. In the United States, reducing food waste effectuated by the regulation on the culling of ...


Liquid Power: Contested Hydro-Modernities In Twentieth-Century Spain By Erikswyngedouw, John Morseau 2017 University of New Mexico

Liquid Power: Contested Hydro-Modernities In Twentieth-Century Spain By Erikswyngedouw, John Morseau

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Rules And Values In Virtual Optimization Of California Hydropower, Sonya F. P. Ziaja 2017 University of New Mexico

Rules And Values In Virtual Optimization Of California Hydropower, Sonya F. P. Ziaja

Natural Resources Journal

Optimization models for California’s hydropower system are designed to be decision-support tools and aids for climate adaptation decision-making. In practice, they fall short of this goal. One potential explanation is that optimization models are not more successful because they are built on, and depend on, a misrepresentation of law and politics. The legal reality of California’s hydropower system is a web of networked jurisdictions of multiple federal and state agencies, with varying levels of coordination, long periods of legally obligated stability with rigid rules, and prone to conflict, but with multiple procedures for conflict resolution. Barriers to climate ...


Hydropower Development In India: The Legal-Economic Design To Fuelgrowth?, Surabhi Karambelkar 2017 University of New Mexico

Hydropower Development In India: The Legal-Economic Design To Fuelgrowth?, Surabhi Karambelkar

Natural Resources Journal

Economic liberalization beginning in the early 1990s has represented a paradigm shift in policy discourse in India, from social welfare to economic growth. With its potential benefits of generating power for the growing economy and significant revenue through electricity sales and royalty payments, hydropower development has received center-stage in the hydrorich but economically weaker Himalayan states of India. Using an institutional approach to examine the evolution of laws and policies on electricity, land, environment, and water, this article seeks to uncover how prevailing legal and economic systems prioritize hydropower generation over other water uses. It argues that federal and state ...


Introduction, Natural Resources vii Journal 2017 University of New Mexico

Introduction, Natural Resources Vii Journal

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


The Domestic Well Exemption In The West: A Case Study Of Santa Fe’S Municipal Ordinance, Maxine N. Paul 2017 University of New Mexico

The Domestic Well Exemption In The West: A Case Study Of Santa Fe’S Municipal Ordinance, Maxine N. Paul

Natural Resources Journal

In the case of Bounds v. State of New Mexico, the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a statute that allows domestic wells to be permitted with less oversight than other water rights. The statute, known as the domestic well exemption, is common in various forms throughout the Western United States. Currently, there are an estimated 200,000 permitted domestic wells across the State of New Mexico, increasing at a rate of approximately 5,000 per year. Various scholars have argued for amendments to domestic well statutes or local regulations to make exempt well applications as rigorous as ...


Fighting For Environmental Justice: The Life And Work Of Professor Eileen Gauna, Clifford J. Villa 2017 University of New Mexico

Fighting For Environmental Justice: The Life And Work Of Professor Eileen Gauna, Clifford J. Villa

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Bow To The Silver King: Using Transboundary Rivers To Protect Tarpon, JD Howard 2017 University of Georgia School of Law

Bow To The Silver King: Using Transboundary Rivers To Protect Tarpon, Jd Howard

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Introduction, G. Emlen Hall 2017 Selected Works

Introduction, G. Emlen Hall

G Emlen Hall

No abstract provided.


Introduction, G. Emlen Hall 2017 Selected Works

Introduction, G. Emlen Hall

G Emlen Hall

No abstract provided.


Friends Or Foes? The Problem Of South Florida’S Invasive Mangroves, Kelly J. Cox, Rafael J. Araújo 2017 Miami Waterkeeper

Friends Or Foes? The Problem Of South Florida’S Invasive Mangroves, Kelly J. Cox, Rafael J. Araújo

Pace Environmental Law Review

A recent global review on the impacts of climate change on mangroves concluded that different regions will experience varying degrees of impacts due to the variability of expected changes in climate (shifts in precipitation, frequency and intensity of storms, droughts, sea level rise, change of ocean currents, increases in CO2 concentrations, etc.) and the variety of types and mangrove assemblages growing in these regions, including different species composition of mangrove forests. In North America and the Caribbean, these changes are dependent upon a predicted higher frequency (and intensity) of tropical storms, sea level rise, changes in patterns of precipitation, and ...


Labor Leading On Climate: A Policy Platform To Address Rising Inequality And Rising Sea Levels In New York State, J. Mijin Cha 2017 Occidental College

Labor Leading On Climate: A Policy Platform To Address Rising Inequality And Rising Sea Levels In New York State, J. Mijin Cha

Pace Environmental Law Review

With the renewed need for state action, this paper presents a case study of a labor-led initiative in New York State that seeks to address both economic inequality and the climate crisis. It discusses how organized labor, which has historically represented fossil fuel workers and has not been seen as a traditional climate ally, put forth a comprehensive climate jobs plan that could meaningfully reduce carbon emissions while also creating good, family-sustaining jobs to reduce income inequality. As the need for a broader coalition to advocate for sensible climate policy increases, this case study provides a road map for states ...


Public Conservation Policies On Private Land: A Case Study Of The Brazilian Forest Code And Implications For The Agro-Industry Sector, Rayane Aguiar, Jody M. Endres, Caroline Taylor, Samuel Evans 2017 University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences

Public Conservation Policies On Private Land: A Case Study Of The Brazilian Forest Code And Implications For The Agro-Industry Sector, Rayane Aguiar, Jody M. Endres, Caroline Taylor, Samuel Evans

Pace Environmental Law Review

The objectives of this paper are to discuss (1) a brief history of the Brazilian Forest Code (FC); (2) key aspects of the 2012 FC revisions; (3) the status of implementation, including institutional and field-level challenges, as well as economic incentives to ease compliance; and (4) the importance of the FC for the Brazilian agro-industrial sector.


Bio-Prospecting In The Arctic: An Overview Of The Interaction Between The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples And Access And Benefit Sharing, Mar Campins Eritja 2017 University of Barcelona School of Law

Bio-Prospecting In The Arctic: An Overview Of The Interaction Between The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples And Access And Benefit Sharing, Mar Campins Eritja

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

The exploration and exploitation of marine genetic resources for commercial purposes is growing at an unprecedented rate in the Arctic region. Currently, there is no explicit legal framework that governs the participation of Arctic indigenous peoples in this industry or requires that the benefits derived from the scientific use of marine genetic resources are shared with these groups. This Article analyzes to what extent the principles of free, prior, and informed consent and of fair and equitable benefit sharing are considered in relevant international instruments. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is not sufficient to frame ...


Battling The (Algae) Bloom: Watershed Policies And Plans In Wisconsin, Jamie Konopacky 2017 Harvard Law School

Battling The (Algae) Bloom: Watershed Policies And Plans In Wisconsin, Jamie Konopacky

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Algae blooms and unsafe nitrate levels caused primarily by nutrients in runoff from agricultural and urban areas plague waterbodies across the United States. The nutrient pollution problem can be effectively addressed through the development and implementation of appropriately scaled watershed plans. To encourage needed planning and implementation, the Environmental Protection Agency and states must utilize an improved watershed policy approach. For decades, such an approach has been stymied by a nebulous watershed concept and legal, political, and financial obstacles. This article provides an in-depth look at policies that provide the foundation and framework for watershed planning and implementation in Wisconsin ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress