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Notes on a Progressive National Water Policy

Harvard Law and Policy Review , Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 2009

29 Pages Posted: 16 May 2010  

John D. Leshy

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: February 13, 2009

Abstract

This paper examines the challenges confronting the nation in managing and using water in an increasingly destabilized climate, and argues that reforming the institutional and regulatory systems governing water is essential to meet these challenges. Vigorous governmental action will be needed, and this paper focuses mostly on actions the national government can take, using carrots and sticks, to promote more progressive management at the state and local level. The paper focuses almost entirely on water allocation and management, and not on water quality.

Keywords: water, national water policy, water allocation, water rights

JEL Classification: K32, Q25, Q28

Suggested Citation

Leshy, John D., Notes on a Progressive National Water Policy (February 13, 2009). Harvard Law and Policy Review , Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1607035

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