Institutions and Conjunctive Water Management Among Three Western States

Posted: 17 Jan 2002

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William A. Blomquist

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Tanya A. Heikkila

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Edella Schlager

University of Arizona - School of Public Administration and Policy

Abstract

Conjunctive water management involves the coordinated use of ground and surface water supplies. It aims to enhance overall water supplies and guard against drought. In this article, we consider how water governance institutions affect the implementation of conjunctive management. To explain this connection, we present data from a study of conjunctive management in Arizona, California, and Colorado. We discuss how the institutional arrangements across these three states impact the transaction costs and other factors associated with conjunctive management and suggest how different institutional arrangements facilitate or impede conjunctive management.

Suggested Citation

Blomquist, William A. and Heikkila, Tanya A. and Schlager, Edella, Institutions and Conjunctive Water Management Among Three Western States. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=290745

William A. Blomquist (Contact Author)

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) ( email )

Department of Political Science
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States
317-274-7547 (Phone)
317-278-3280 (Fax)

Tanya A. Heikkila

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Edella Schlager

University of Arizona - School of Public Administration and Policy ( email )

Tucson, AZ 85721-0108
United States
(520) 621-7965 (Phone)
(520) 621-4171 (Fax)

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