Understanding environmental problems; identifying stakeholders; understanding core interests; procedural fairness; justifying aspirations; administrative procedures; litigation; limits of negotiation; general approaches to environmental policy; of general applicability to environmental problems; applicable to water resource issues; applicable to air quality issues; applicable to toxic clean-up issues; aimed at the third party participant.
We will be using Water Resource Management, Fourth edition, 1993. Supplemental materials will be used where appropriate. Students who have not completed the Foundations of Natural Resources Law will read additional materials. Analysis of regional and national water problems, including legal methods by which water supplies are allocated, and an examination of problems involved in water resource planning. The following topics will be covered. The Water allocation problem; Water use and protection of water quality; Water law in the East: riparian law; Public rights to use waterways; The invention of Western water law; Private v public rights to use water: takings; Priority & easing the diversion requirement.Groundwater use conflicts; Establishment of statutory systems; Groundwater use & sustainability; Arizona Groundwater Management Act; Federal power over water: navigation; Beneficial use: waste & inefficiency; When is water available for appropriation.