Interbasin Transfers: An Issue in Search of a Policy

by Gerald E. Galloway, US Military Acad, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Legal, Institutional, Financial and Environmental Aspects of Water Issues


Increasing demands for water combined with recent droughts have increased the search in many regions for new sources of water. High on the list of alternatives are always interbasin transfers. The complex nature of such transfers requires full consideration of environmental, legal, socio-cultural and economic factors and speaks to the need for Federal policy to govern such actions. Such policy does not exist.

Subject Headings: Basins | Economic factors | Water resources | Water demand | Legal affairs | Social factors | Federal government | Water policy

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