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Waters and Water Rights is the authoritative reference on this highly complex and rapidly evolving area of law. Primarily national in scope, but with interstate, state-specific and international coverage, this treatise contains more in-depth information than any other publication on legal issues involving water rights, water usage and water quality. These issues are of increasing importance to counsel and their clients for several reasons:
• Water is the resource that will likely require the greatest adaptation to many of the most critical impacts of climate change, and may also provide opportunities for climate change mitigation.
• Water has long been a scarce resource in much of the United States, and increases in population and development have exacerbated this problem.
• Likewise, water quality issues have intensified with increases in population and development.
• As a result of the above conditions, litigation and government regulation over the allocation, use, and quality of water continues to grow.
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Table of contents
Part I- Waters, Water Rights and This Treatise
Part II- Ripariansim
Part III- Prior Appropriation
Part IV- Quantitative Groundwater Law
Part V- Distribution and Storage Organizations
Part VI- The Public Right to Use Water in Place
Part VII- Federal and Indian Rights, Powers and Activities
Part VIII- Interstate Water Allocation
Part IX- International Waters
Part X- Environmental Controls
Part XI- River Basin State Surveys
Part XII- Glossary; Cumulative Tables of Cases; Cumulative Tables of Statutes;