Water Resources Development vs. Concern for Environmental Protection: Political and Judicial Responses to a Head-On Collision

by William R. Attwater, State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Supplying Water and Saving the Environment for Six Billion People


There are numerous 'environmental laws' that water developers must comply with. These laws can and must be complied with. One response to such laws is to work out agreements between project proponents and public interest of fish and wildlife agencies. Agreements can be a positive force for accommodating various interests, thus foregoing the need to resort to litigation.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Environmental issues | Political factors | Agreements and treaties | Social factors | Laws | Public participation | Fish management

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