From Riparianism to Water-Use Permitting: Issues Confronting State Governmentby William E. Cox, Dep of Civil Engineering, Blacksburg, United States,
Abstract: Many of the original riparian-doctrine states have replaced the common-law allocation approach with administrative water-use permitting, and other states will likely take similar action in the future. This transaction is a major change in a state's water-management institutions. This paper discusses the basic issues that must be resolved during the transition to water-use permitting.
Subject Headings: Water use | Water resources | Riparian water | Resource management | State government
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