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Connecting Population Growth and Water Supply: Strangers No Longer

Dan Tarlock and Sarah Bates provide an excellent reprise of the West's historical resistance to the notion that water scarcity in the region should in any way inhibit growth. In Western Growth and Sustainable Water Use: If There Are No...

Recognizing the Limits of Water Rights: Rejecting Takings Claims in <i>Klamath Irrigation District v. United States</i>

Editor's Summary: The Klamath Basin of southern Oregon and northern California is the setting of a water rights conflict that is about much more than just water. In this Article, Esther Westbrook examines a recent decision of the Court...

Show Me the Water! It Is Time for Congress to Acknowledge the Human Right to Water Access

Editor's Summary: The majority of U.S. citizens do not think twice about water usage when they take a shower, flush their toilets, or wash their cars. Yet 1.95 million people in the United States lack basic access to sufficient water...

When It Rains It Pours: Past, Present, and Future Regulation of Wet Weather Discharges

Managing and controlling stormwater and other "wet weather" discharges presents unique challenges, far different from the management and control of industrial and municipal wastewater streams. Wet weather discharges are...

Now More Than Ever: Environmental Citizen Suit Trends

Introduction

Environmental citizen suits matter. In 1970, borne in a fulcrum of necessity due to inadequate resources and resolve, and borrowing a bit from common-law qui tam without the bounty, the U.S. Congress...

Will Nutrient Credit Trading Ever Work? An Assessment of Supply and Demand Problems and Institutional Obstacles

Despite the compelling economic logic of nutrient credit trading, widespread support for it, years of research into how it should work, and about 37 on-the-ground prototype trading programs in the United States, very few nutrient credit...

Agricultural Biotechnology: Environmental Benefits for Identifiable Environmental Problems

Agricultural biotechnology has generated much debate about the environmental consequences of field trials and commercialization of transgenic crops. Thus far, the debate has focused on opponents' claims of alleged risks presented by...

Conservation Plans in Agriculture

Through the post-World War II era the U.S. Congress, by an incremental process of experimentation and error, developed the knowledge and experience that led to the imposition of individual permits based on uniform technology-based...

Markets, Mechanisms, Institutions, and the Future of Water

Water scarcity is no longer a threat, it is a reality. Increasing populations throughout the country and the world are putting increased pressure on existing supplies of freshwater. Cities, states, and regions are scrambling to find...

Can't Get No Satisfaction: Securing Water for Federal and Tribal Lands in the West

In recent years, the western states have often struggled with the federal government over control and management of natural resources, particularly water. For its part, federal law defers to states in many matters of water resource...