Water Allocation and Management in the Southeast

by David H. Howells, (F.ASCE), Prof. Emeritus; North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, N.C., and Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 2, Pg. 259-267

Document Type: Journal Paper


The writer summarizers papers and presentations associated with the April 19-20, 1978 Southeast Conference on Legal and Administrative Systems for Water Allocation and Management held at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va. Conclusions and recommendations included the need for reexamination of existing legal and administrative systems for water allocation to meet emerging problems in most southeastern states; legislation to clarify water rights associated with diversion and interbasin transfer; recodification of existing water law; studies and proposals leading to improved state policies, law, and programs with respect to minimum streamflows, water shortages, hydrologic and land use relationships. Emphasis was also placed on the need for strengthened state water resources planning, management, and interstate cooperation.

Subject Headings: Spillways | Water rights | Water shortage | Water resources | Resource management | Laws | Colleges and universities | Light rail transit

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