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Flood Management In Texas: Planning For The Future, John Diggs, Samantha Mikolajczyk, Lora Naismith, Margaret Reed, Rory Smith May 2021

Flood Management In Texas: Planning For The Future, John Diggs, Samantha Mikolajczyk, Lora Naismith, Margaret Reed, Rory Smith

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This Report examines existing flood-related regulations in Texas and the United States, the Texas State Flood Plan, current flood mitigation strategies in the state, and the potential to implement green stormwater infrastructure. The report offers policy recommendations to clarify and help alleviate the current ambiguities and uncertainties between the Texas State Water Plan and State Flood Plan for future flood mitigation practices, and to simplify the implementation of green infrastructure.


Law And Policy Resource Guide: A Survey Of Eminent Domain Law In Texas And The Nation, Caitlyn Ashley, Elizabeth Spencer Berthiaume, Philip Berzin, Rikki Blassingame, Stephanie Bradley Fryer, John Cox, E. Samuel Crecelius, Taylor Dennington, Tave Doty, Stacie Dowell, Cameron Frysinger, Jordan Simmons Hayes, Alexandria Hutchison, Hillary Tidwell, Michael Vinson, George Wigington, Christopher Wilkes, Lola Wilson, Shane Wright Jan 2017

Law And Policy Resource Guide: A Survey Of Eminent Domain Law In Texas And The Nation, Caitlyn Ashley, Elizabeth Spencer Berthiaume, Philip Berzin, Rikki Blassingame, Stephanie Bradley Fryer, John Cox, E. Samuel Crecelius, Taylor Dennington, Tave Doty, Stacie Dowell, Cameron Frysinger, Jordan Simmons Hayes, Alexandria Hutchison, Hillary Tidwell, Michael Vinson, George Wigington, Christopher Wilkes, Lola Wilson, Shane Wright

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Eminent Domain is the power of the government or quasi-government entities to take private or public property interests through condemnation. Eminent Domain has been a significant issue since 1879 when, in the case of Boom Company v. Patterson, the Supreme Court first acknowledged that the power of eminent domain may be delegated by state legislatures to agencies and non-governmental entities. Thus, the era of legal takings began.

Though an important legal dispute then, more recently eminent domain has blossomed into an enduring contentious social and political problem throughout the United States. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states, …