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The Common Law of Riparian Rights 1580–1750

JOSHUA GETZLER

in A History of Water Rights at Common Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207602
eISBN:
9780191715327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207602.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses conceptions of water law in the 15th and 16th centuries. Topics covered include the use of the maxim sic utere tuo ut alienum non laedas to explain natural rights, protection ... More


Lux v. Haggin: Reclaiming the San Joaquin from Nature

David Igler

in Industrial Cowboys: Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226586
eISBN:
9780520938939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226586.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the importance of land reclamation practices in bringing order and productivity to the land, explaining that land reclamation rapidly accelerated in California under the ... More


Evolution of Water Law

Philippe Cullet

in Water Law, Poverty, and Development: Water Sector Reforms in India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546237
eISBN:
9780191705519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546237.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines Indian water law as it developed over the years before the introduction of the current water law reforms. It focuses on issues related to access to and control over water which ... More


The Origins of Prior Appropriation

Mark Kanazawa

in Golden Rules: The Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258676
eISBN:
9780226258706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258706.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 7 examines the creation in the courts of the fundamental basis for California water law: the principle of prior appropriation. The principle of prior appropriation did not emerge immediately; ... More


North Lake Shore Drive

Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill

in Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754654
eISBN:
9781501754661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754654.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the growing conception of the lakefront as an environmental amenity and the completion of Lake Shore Drive and associated parks. The chapter traces the construction north from ... More


The Evolution of Resource Property Rights

Anthony Scott

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198286035
eISBN:
9780191718410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286035.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book reacts to an economic literature which relies on theory to explain property rights. To correct this truistic approach the book traces the actual evolution by examining when, where, and how ... More


The Struggle for Streeterville

Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill

in Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754654
eISBN:
9781501754661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754654.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter assesses the implications of natural accretion, unauthorized landfilling, and a legally sanctioned public works project on the neighborhood known today as Streeterville. It illustrates ... More


The Lake Front Steal

Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill

in Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754654
eISBN:
9781501754661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754654.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyses how the emergence of uncertainty about property rights can lead to great political and legal struggle. The chapter begins by narrating the construction of the Illinois Central ... More


Territorial Hydro-Logics

Daniel Haines

in Rivers Divided: Indus Basin Waters in the Making of India and Pakistan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190648664
eISBN:
9780190686529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648664.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter explains the origins and development of the Indus waters dispute in terms of the fragile Indian and Pakistani states’ search for power and legitimacy after independence. Both new ... More


Cooperation, Conflict, and Reaction

John T. Cumbler

in Reasonable Use: The People, the Environment, and the State, New England 1790-1930

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195138139
eISBN:
9780197561683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195138139.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

When James Olcott spoke before Connecticut farmers for “anti-stream pollution,” he urged the public to mobilize to stop water pollution by “ignorant or reckless capitalists.” In identifying the ... More


Rivers Divided: Indus Basin Waters in the Making of India and Pakistan

Daniel Haines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190648664
eISBN:
9780190686529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648664.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The Indus Waters Treaty is considered a key example of India–Pakistan cooperation, but less has been said about its critical influence on state-making in both countries. This book reveals the ... More


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