A Regime Fragmented: division in authority over water quality and water quantity

Water law and policy in the United States is fragmented in many ways. One major fragmentation of water policy is the division between water quality and water quantity regulatory regimes.[i] Due to this fragmentation, decisions regarding water allocation rarely take into account the effect those decisions will have on water quality protection efforts, creating several […]

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The California Drought and Regulatory Efforts to Conserve Water

California is currently in the midst of the most severe drought in its recorded history, and 2014 has been the worst year thus far.[i] Currently, 41.2% of California is in a state of “exceptional drought”according to the National Drought Mitigation Center.[ii] Climatologists estimate that precipitation would have to be 150% of the average for a […]

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