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Who Owns Groundwater?

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley

in High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the questions of who owns or has a right to use groundwater, how much can they use, where can they use it, and can their water rights be sold? The rules and laws addressing ... More


Transboundary Aquifers

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley

in High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The difficulties of determining who has the right to use groundwater and how much they can pump becomes even more complicated for aquifers that cross international boundaries. The chapter discusses ... More


Legal and Institutional Framework of Water Management

Juliet Christian-Smith and Lucy Allen

in A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199859443
eISBN:
9780190252632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199859443.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the legal and administrative framework of water management in the US. Topics covered include the scope of federal jurisdiction over water resources; the evolution of a ... More


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