Legal Considerations in Water-Resources Planning

by Eugene T. Jensen,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 85-104

Document Type: Journal Paper


Social and legal considerations may influence the success of water-resource planning. Engineers should have a general understanding of local, state, and Federal legal and judicial systems, and should appreciate the need for seeking competent legal advice in planning water-resource projects. Presented herein is a generalized review, in non-legal terminology, of the statutory and judicial systems applicable to water-resource planning in the United States, and of the administrative inter-linkages among governmental agencies.

Subject Headings: Legal affairs | Water resources | Social factors | Federal government | Terminology and definition | United States

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