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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013

    Over the past 20 years, water reform has moved to clarify water rights and responsibilities among users, separated water and land management, and introduced markets. Most recently, water policy has clearly recognised the need for environmental allocations to ensure sustainability. These reforms, especially the last, have created conflicts between stakeholder groups.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012

    Key trends in water legislation include: attraction of water resources into the public domain; limitations on governmental authority to allocate water resources; controlled trading of water rights; the “greening” of water laws; capturing the land–water connection; and ensuring user participation in decision making and implementation.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012

    The human right to water is receiving increasing recognition in national legislative acts and international instruments. Along with this recognition comes the legal delineation of state obligations with respect to water availability, access and supply, as well as to the protection of these individual water rights. Questions remain, however, as to whether “water-rich” states are under any obligation to provide the resource to “water-poor” states and, if so, to what extent.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Guatemala

    The existing legal framework for water resources management in Guatemala is obsolete, inconsistent and not enforced. To bridge the gap, many indigenous and non-indigenous communities throughout the country successfully regulate water use through oral or written bylaws. This paper classifies the rules and practices adopted by local communities in order to define their scope and anticipate options to recognize customary water rights in future statutory legislation, as well as under the current legal regime, consistently with the public interest.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    India

    Against the discussion on the rationale and scope for water demand and supply management in India, this paper provides a brief overview of the status and effectiveness, as well as the technical, institutional and financial requirements of six demand management options (i.e. water pricing, water markets, water rights, energy regulations, water saving technologies, and user and community organizations) and one supply management option (involving the implementation of the National River Linking Project, NRLP).

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011

    Local news media help shape the agendas from which new policies emerge. Furthermore, local media help determine public understanding of complex issues. Media should inform citizens and policymakers on important policy issues. This study uses a content analysis of 11 newspapers to understand the manner in which reporters covered a specific environmental policy issue in Colorado. Findings indicate that news coverage did not provide local readers with contextual information important in forming policy opinions.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Northern America

    Climate change and recurrent drought in many of the world's dry places continue to inspire the search for economically attractive measures to conserve water. This study analyzes water conservation practices in irrigated agriculture in a sub-basin in North America's Rio Grande. A method is developed to estimate water savings in irrigated agriculture that result from public subsidies to farmers who convert from surface to drip irrigation. The method accounts for economic incentives affecting farmers' choices on irrigation technology, crop mix, water application, and water depletion.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012

    An analysis of Arizona's water resources system has been implemented. This study uses a qualitative system analysis approach to evaluate the most important components of the system: water supply, water demand, laws and regulations, stakeholders, decision makers, etc. Moreover, the investigation centres on some key components of the water resources system such as water conservation in active management areas (AMA), rural Arizona, population growth, and water rights transfers.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    United States of America

    This article examines the voluntary approach to environmental flow management in six western states of the United States. These states use the legal system for water allocation known as prior appropriation which allows market transfers of water rights or leases to beneficial uses, here for instream flows. Funding sources are required to provide for market transfers to e-flows (environmental flows), and the present study indicates the inadequacy of support.

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