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Pueblo Indian Water Rights: Charting The Unknown, Richard W. Hughes Jan 2017

Pueblo Indian Water Rights: Charting The Unknown, Richard W. Hughes

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This article examines the so-far-unsuccessful efforts to judicially define and quantify the water rights appurtenant to the core land holdings of the 19 New Mexico Pueblos, many of whose lands straddle the Rio Grande. It explains that the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has squarely held that Pueblo water rights are governed by federal, not state law, and are prior to those of any non-Indian appropriator, but also that the Tenth Circuit acknowledged that it could not say how those rights should be characterized. Part I of the article examines the course of the cases that have sought to achieve ...


Spring 2015 Utton Center Newsletter, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law Apr 2015

Spring 2015 Utton Center Newsletter, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law

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Optimizing Reservoir Operations To Adapt To 21st Century Expectations Of Climate And Social Change In The Willamette River Basin, Oregon, Kathleen M. Moore Apr 2015

Optimizing Reservoir Operations To Adapt To 21st Century Expectations Of Climate And Social Change In The Willamette River Basin, Oregon, Kathleen M. Moore

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Reservoir systems in the western US are managed to serve two main competing purposes: to reduce flooding during the winter and spring, and to provide water supply for multiple uses during the summer. Because the storage capacity of a reservoir cannot be used for both flood damage reduction and water storage at the same time, these two uses are traded off as the reservoir fills during the transition from the wet to the dry season. Climate change, population growth, and development in the western US may exacerbate dry season water scarcity and increase winter flood risk, creating a need to ...


The End Of Sustainability, Melinda Harm Benson, Robin Kundis Craig May 2014

The End Of Sustainability, Melinda Harm Benson, Robin Kundis Craig

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Managing Complex Water Resource Systems For Ecological Integrity: Evaluating Tradeoffs And Uncertainty, Richard Morrison May 2014

Managing Complex Water Resource Systems For Ecological Integrity: Evaluating Tradeoffs And Uncertainty, Richard Morrison

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Water resource systems often contain numerous components that are intertwined or even contradictory, such as power production, water delivery, recreation, and environmental needs. This complexity makes it difficult to holistically assess management alternatives. In addition, hydro climatic and ecological uncertainties complicate efforts to evaluate the impacts of management scenarios. We need new tools that are able to inform managers and researchers of the tradeoffs or consequences associated with flow alternatives, while also explicitly incorporating sources of uncertainty. My research addresses this limitation using two modeling approaches: stochastic system dynamics modeling and Bayesian network modeling. I developed a stochastic system dynamics ...


The End Of Sustainability, Melinda Harm Benson, Robin Kundis Craig May 2014

The End Of Sustainability, Melinda Harm Benson, Robin Kundis Craig

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It is time to move past the concept of sustainability. The realities of the Anthropocene warrant this conclusion. They include unprecedented and irreversible rates of human-induced biodiversity loss, exponential increases in per-capita resource consumption, and global climate change. These factors combine to create an increasing likelihood of rapid, nonlinear, social and ecological regime changes. The recent failure of the Rio +20 provides an opportunity to collectively reexamine--and ultimately move past--the concept of sustainability as an environmental goal. We must face the impossibility of defining--let alone pursuing--a goal of "sustainability" in a world characterized by such extreme complexity, radical uncertainty and ...


Spring 2014 Utton Center Newsletter, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law Apr 2014

Spring 2014 Utton Center Newsletter, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law

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Developing The Law Of The River: The Integration Of Law And Policy Into Hydrologic And Socio-Economic Modeling Efforts In The Willamette River Basin, Adell Louise Amos Jan 2014

Developing The Law Of The River: The Integration Of Law And Policy Into Hydrologic And Socio-Economic Modeling Efforts In The Willamette River Basin, Adell Louise Amos

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A legal and policy infrastructure -- referred to as a "law of the river" -- exists for every river basin in the U.S. an can be as important as natural processes in terms of managing the future of the resource. Because of the way that water law and policy have evolved in the U.S., this infrastructure involves a matrix of state and federal law that governs the choices that policymakers, end users, and agencies make. This "law of the river" provides the context in which decisions are made and not made. It also draws the boundaries within which decision makers ...


Jump In Before It's Too Late: Protecting And Increasing Streamflows In New Mexico, Sharon Wirth Jan 2014

Jump In Before It's Too Late: Protecting And Increasing Streamflows In New Mexico, Sharon Wirth

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Freshwater ecosystems need adequate streamflow to supply clean water for humans and maintain healthy habitat for wildlife. Over-appropriation, overuse, climate change, and drought plague New Mexico's rivers, taxing many rivers beyond sustainability. Despite the myriad of problems caused by little or no water in our rivers, policies and procedures to protect and increase streamflows in New Mexico are limited. While most Western states have made demonstrable progress in alleviating various legal and technical barriers to protecting and increasing streamflows, New Mexico has made only limited, recent progress towards solutions for our drying rivers. This article takes a critical look ...


Water Governance Challenges In New Mexico's Middle Rio Grande Valley: A Resilience Assessment, Melina Harm Benson, Dagmar Llewellyn, Ryan Morrison, Mark Stone Jan 2014

Water Governance Challenges In New Mexico's Middle Rio Grande Valley: A Resilience Assessment, Melina Harm Benson, Dagmar Llewellyn, Ryan Morrison, Mark Stone

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No abstract provided.


Joe M Stell Ombudsman Program - Taos Settlement Technical Work, Peggy Barroll Oct 2013

Joe M Stell Ombudsman Program - Taos Settlement Technical Work, Peggy Barroll

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Groundwater Challenges In Spain: Lessons From The Western Mancha Aquifer, Pedro Martinez-Santos Sep 2013

Groundwater Challenges In Spain: Lessons From The Western Mancha Aquifer, Pedro Martinez-Santos

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A Water Rights Manual For Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Associations, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law, Zachary Carpenter, Gregory Chakalian, Darcy S. Bushnell Jan 2013

A Water Rights Manual For Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Associations, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law, Zachary Carpenter, Gregory Chakalian, Darcy S. Bushnell

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The Utton Center prepared this Water Rights Manual to assist Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Associations (MDWCAs) with the development, protection and management of their water rights.

This manual provides an introduction to and defines Water Rights in New Mexico, as well as to acquire and have recognized Water Rights. This document also covers water management and planning, and provides additional resources.


Winter 2013 Utton Center Newsletter, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law Jan 2013

Winter 2013 Utton Center Newsletter, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law

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Frameworks For Amending Reservoir Water Management, Ethan Mower, Leandro E. Miranda Jan 2013

Frameworks For Amending Reservoir Water Management, Ethan Mower, Leandro E. Miranda

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Managing water storage and withdrawals in many reservoirs requires establishing seasonal targets for water levels (i.e., rule curves) that are influenced by regional precipitation and diverse water demands. Rule curves are established as an attempt to balance various water needs such as flood control, irrigation, and environmental benefits such as fish and wildlife management. The processes and challenges associated with amending rule curves to balance multiuse needs are complicated and mostly unfamiliar to non-US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) natural resource managers and to the public. To inform natural resource managers and the public we describe the policies and ...


Selected Bibliography On Adjudications And New Mexico Water Management, Carol Romero-Wirth, Susan Kelly, Ernesto Longa Dec 2012

Selected Bibliography On Adjudications And New Mexico Water Management, Carol Romero-Wirth, Susan Kelly, Ernesto Longa

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Water Rights Management In New Mexico And Along The Middle Rio Grande: Is Awrm Sufficient?, Carol Romero-Wirth, Susan Kelly Nov 2012

Water Rights Management In New Mexico And Along The Middle Rio Grande: Is Awrm Sufficient?, Carol Romero-Wirth, Susan Kelly

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Groundwater In New Mexico, Darcy Bushnell Oct 2012

Groundwater In New Mexico, Darcy Bushnell

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Fall 2012 Utton Center Newsletter, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law Oct 2012

Fall 2012 Utton Center Newsletter, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law

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No abstract provided.


Kirtland Afb - Bulk Fuels Facility Spill: Regulatory Authority Under Rcra And History, New Mexico Environment Department, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law Oct 2012

Kirtland Afb - Bulk Fuels Facility Spill: Regulatory Authority Under Rcra And History, New Mexico Environment Department, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law

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No abstract provided.


Summer 2012 Utton Center Newsletter, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law Jul 2012

Summer 2012 Utton Center Newsletter, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law

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American Indian Water Right Settlements, Darcy Bushnell Jun 2012

American Indian Water Right Settlements, Darcy Bushnell

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No abstract provided.


New Mexico Ex Rel. State Engineer V. Aamodt, No. 66cv6639 (D.N.M.), New Mexico State Engineer Apr 2012

New Mexico Ex Rel. State Engineer V. Aamodt, No. 66cv6639 (D.N.M.), New Mexico State Engineer

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An Early Exercise In Trial Ad: Advocacy Personality Presentations, Wes R. Porter Jan 2012

An Early Exercise In Trial Ad: Advocacy Personality Presentations, Wes R. Porter

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'What is the "most productive" early exercise in trial advocacy? Through experimentation, I think I may have found it. Let's call it "Advocacy Personality Presentations."


Professionalism On Trial, Wes R. Porter Oct 2011

Professionalism On Trial, Wes R. Porter

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The Eight Intangibles Of Trial Advocacy, Wes R. Porter Sep 2011

The Eight Intangibles Of Trial Advocacy, Wes R. Porter

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Wes Porter at Golden Gate University School of Law offers the following post in memory of a great teacher of advocacy and pioneer in experiential learning - Bernie Segal.


Community Growth And Land Use, Susan Kelly Apr 2011

Community Growth And Land Use, Susan Kelly

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Winter 2011 Utton Center Newsletter, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law Jan 2011

Winter 2011 Utton Center Newsletter, Utton Center, University Of New Mexico - School Of Law

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No abstract provided.


Water Law In The Western United States, Susan Kelly Apr 2010

Water Law In The Western United States, Susan Kelly

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Some Municipal Programs To Develop And/Or Sustain Living Rivers In New Mexico, Claudia Borchert Mar 2010

Some Municipal Programs To Develop And/Or Sustain Living Rivers In New Mexico, Claudia Borchert

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No abstract provided.