Developing the Law of the River: The Integration of Law and Policy into Hydrologic and Socio-Economic Modeling Efforts in the Willamette River Basin
62:4 Kansas University Law Review
49 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2016
Date Written: May , 2014
A legal and policy infrastructure referred to as a “law of the river” exists for every river basin in the U.S. and can be as important as natural processes in terms of managing the future of the resource. Because of the way that water law and policy have evolved in the U.S., this infrastructure involves a matrix of state and federal law that governs the choices that policymakers, end users, and agencies make.
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