Melissa K. Scanlan

UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences

Professor, Lynde B. Uihlein Endowed Chair in Water Policy, Director of the Center for Water Policy

School of Freshwater Sciences

600 E. Greenfield Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53204

United States

http://https://uwm.edu/centerforwaterpolicy/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (21)

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A Comparative Analysis of the Public Trust Doctrine for Managing Water in the United States and India

Appears as Chapter 2 in Routledge Handbook of Water Law and Policy, Eds., Alistair Rieu-Clarke, et al. (2016 Forthcoming).
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 03 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2016
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
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water, public trust doctrine, Sax, India, US, sustainability, privatization, administrative law, natural resources, public interest, intergenerational equity

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Implementing the Public Trust Doctrine: A Lakeside View into the Trustees' World

Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol 39: 123, 2012, University of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper 1174
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 29 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2012
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
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public trust doctrine, water, riparian, Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources, empirical study, qualitative research interviews, shoreland, piers, enforcement, politics, water policy, common pool resources, water commons

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Climate Risk is Investment Risk

36 J. Env't Law and Litigation 1 (2021)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 May 2021
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
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climate change, investment, ESG, European Union, Non-financial reporting directive, corporate boards, sustainability reporting, Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement, IPCC

Climate Risk Is Investment Risk

Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation, Forthcoming, Fall 2020 issue of the ABA's Natural Resources & Environment Magazine
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Oct 2020
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
Downloads 95 (520,964)
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climate change, stranded assets, investment, sustainability reporting, carbon reporting, TCFD, SDG, Sustainable Development Goals, IPCC

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The Evolution of the Public Trust Doctrine and the Degradation of Trust Resources: Courts, Trustees and Political Power in Wisconsin

Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 135, 2000, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper Archival Collection
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 20 Sep 2011
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
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public trust doctrine, empirical study, Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources, water law, water, riparian rights, institutes of justinian

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Droughts, Floods, and Scarcity on a Climate-Disrupted Planet: Understanding the Legal Challenges and Opportunities for Groundwater Sustainability

Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2019
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2019
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
Downloads 196 (291,413)
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groundwater, sustainable, aquifer, California, reserved water rights, tribes, water management, conjunctive use, hydrology, prior appropriation, correlative rights, reasonable use, Restatement 2nd Torts, Ogallala Aquifer

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Blueprint for the Great Lakes Trail

Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law, July 31, 2014., Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 14-14
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2015
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
Downloads 191 (298,312)
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Shifting Sands: A Meta-Theory for Public Access and Private Property Along the Coast

South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 65, 2013, Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 19-13
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 14 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2014
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
Downloads 183 (309,965)
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Water, coastal property, public trust doctrine, takings, walking, beach, public rights, Great Lakes

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Disadvantaged Communities, Water Justice & The Promise of The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Disadvantaged Communities, Water Justice & The Promise of The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 52 Seton Hall Law Review 1513 (2022) (with Misbah Husain)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 Jun 2022
Melissa K. Scanlan and Misbah Husain
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences and Center for Water Policy
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disadvantaged communities, environmental justice, water justice, Biden Administration, infrastructure, state revolving funds

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Realizing the Promise of the Great Lakes Compact: A Policy Analysis for State Implementation

Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 8, No. 39, 2006, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper Archival Collection
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 17 Sep 2011
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
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Great Lakes Compact, Great Lakes Basin, Boundary Waters, Water, Public Trust, Waukesha, Diversion, Great Lakes States, Canadian Provinces, bottled water, water conservation

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Marginalized Monitoring: Adaptively Managing Urban Stormwater

UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2013, Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 26-13
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 08 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2013
Melissa K. Scanlan and Steph Tai
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences and University of Wisconsin Law School
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Stormwater, Clean Water Act, Adaptive Management, Urban Stormwater, storm water

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The Public Trust Doctrine: Regulatory Reform, Climate Disruption, and Unintended Consequences

Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2022
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 08 Mar 2023 Last Revised: 07 May 2024
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
Downloads 133 (404,519)

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public trust doctrine, wisconsin department of natural resources, administrative law, administrative reform, water, trustee, empirical study

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The Role of the Courts in Guarding Against Privatization of Important Public Environmental Resources

7.2 Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law 237 (2018)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Jun 2018
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
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natural resources, environment, water, public trust doctrine, constitutional law, statutory interpretation, administrative law, privatization, public law, trusts, comparative law, India, US, Uganda, Kenya, Philippines

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Food and Virtual Water in the Great Lakes States

DePaul Law Review, Vol. 63, 2014, Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 15-14
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Aug 2014
Melissa K. Scanlan and Jenny Kehl
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences and University of Wisconsin
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Adaptive Trading: Experimenting with Unlikely Partners

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 4, 2014, Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 13-14
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Jul 2014
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
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Clean Water Act, CWA, water, pollution, non point source pollution, diffuse runoff, polluted runoff, agriculture, water quality trading, adaptive management, nutrient pollution, nutrient trading, Chesapeake Bay, Ohio River, Great Lakes, Wisconsin, Mississippi River, National Academy of Sciences

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Protecting the Public Trust and Human Rights in the Great Lakes

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. SP, No. 1333, 2006, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper Archival Collection
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 16 Sep 2011
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
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commons, Great Lakes, Great Lakes Compact, water law, public trust doctrine, water scarcity, human rights

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Climate Change, System Change, and the Path Forward

"Climate Change, System Change, and the Path Forward," a Chapter in Law and Policy for a New Economy: Sustainable, Just, and Democratic (Ed., Melissa K. Scanlan) (2017)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Jan 2018
Melissa K. Scanlan
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
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new economy, climate change, system change, GHGs, green house gas, GDP, gross domestic product, trade, environment, nature, public trust doctrine, rights of nature, anthropocene, ecology, ecological economics, political economy

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Great Lakes Restoration and the Public Trust Doctrine: Milwaukee’s Restoration Obstacles and Opportunities

12 SEA GRANT LAW & POLICY JOURNAL 1 (2022)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Oct 2022
Sarah Martinez and Melissa K. Scanlan
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
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public trust doctrine, Milwaukee estuary, Area of Concern, Illinois Central, Great Lakes Legacy Act, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Dredged Material Management Facility (DMMF), Confined Disposal Facility (CDF), Great Lakes, restoration,

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Got Lead in Your Water? The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law May Be Poised to Help

13.1 Mɪᴄʜ. J. Eɴᴠ'ᴛ & Aᴅᴍɪɴ. L. 142 (2023)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Feb 2024 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2024
Melissa K. Scanlan and Andrian Lee
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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lead pipes, drinking water, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, State Revolving Funds, lead poisoning, Great Lakes

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Solving the Phosphorus Paradox: Five States’ Approaches to Restoring Nutrient-Impaired Surface Water Quality 

Number of pages: 82 Posted: 12 Jun 2024
Melissa K. Scanlan and Anya Janssen
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences and Midwest Environmental Advocates
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Book Review of Environmental Protection in Multi-Layered Systems: Comparative Lessons from the Water Sector, Edited by Mariachiara Alberton and Francesco Palermo

Publius: The Journal of Federalism, pp.1-5, 2014, Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 9-14
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 24 Apr 2014
Melissa K. Scanlan and Richard O. Brooks
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences and Vermont Law School
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GREAT LAKES OFFSHORE WIND: CREATING A LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR NET POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND FINANCIAL BENEFITS

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 10 Jul 2024
Andrian Lee, Melissa K. Scanlan and Cora Sutherland
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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