Summary and Appraisal: Institutional Arrangement, Water Law, and Regionalization

Educating Water Resources Engineers—The Need to Add a Social Science Dimension

A Lawyer's View of Engineers' Responsibility
When presented with a case involving damaged property, a lawyer typically will seek to determine the point of the failure and then work backwards in an effort to analyze each of the factors...

Pinto Wash Alluvial Fan Litigation
This paper presents a case history involving flood/damage litigation brought by a downstream farmer against an upstream farmer and a local public irrigation district. The case combined...

Dam Safety, Yes.; But What About Safety at Dams?
Design and construction of safe structures are the professional obligations of hydraulic engineers. However, there are environmental dangers with safe structures which engineers often...

Commercial Exploitation of Space Resources Under the `Moon Treaty'
The advancement of space technology over the last few decades has aroused in private enterprise an interest in exploiting space resources. The necessary legal structure regulating space...

The Role of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Water Resources Planning and Management
This volume contains the proceedings of the conference on The Role of the Social and Behavioral Sciences in Water Resources Planning and Management. The topics addressed include obstacles...

Assessment of the Role of the Social Sciences in Water Planning and Management: Legal Systems and their Impediments to Change
Water resource planners and managers may not be able to do what they believe essential, or at least useful, to sound water management because the action would violate the federal constitution...

Drainage Laws and Organizations
The legal issues associated with drainage relate to repelling diffused surface water at the boundaries of one's land as well as with disposing of excess water once it has...

New Vs. Old? A New Capacity Question Facing Hydropower Redevelopers
Determining the extent of PURPA-qualified 'new capacity' which may be created as a result of the modification/rebuild/redevelopment of existing projects is a...

Contractual and Legal Considerations With Respect to Temporary Structures

Philippine C Z Management: Organizational Linkages
This case study explains the Philippine government's program for the administration of its coastal zones. It analyzes the legal and institutional setup while emphasizing the...

International Strategies for Coastal and Marine Management in the Gulf of Maine
Now that the international maritime boundary dispute between Canada and the United States has been delineated by the International Court of Justice, it is appropriate to consider how the...

CZMA Consistency Revisited: A Mechanism to Mitigate OCS Impacts?
With the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) recently reauthorized for five years and recent legal developments regarding consistency, this is the ideal time to revisit the question: are...

Coastal Zone Management in Sri Lanka 1978-1986
Although interest in the management of coastal problems in Sri Lanka dates from the 1920s, it was not until the mid-1970s that a management approach began to be developed. Initially, Sri...

A Regional Program on Coastal Monitoring and Management of Mangrove in Brazil
The results presented in this paper correspond to a synthesis of the evaluation of mangrove in the Brazilian coastal zone, based on calculations over radar imagery generated by RADAMBRASIL...

The Bering Sea Maritime Delimitation Dispute
A treaty forged in friendship is now the subject of dispute between two rival superpowers. The 1867 Convention Treaty in which Russia ceded Northwestern America to the United States for...

Canada's Policy for National Marine Parks
The paper reviews some of the unique characteristics of marine ecosystems that demand management considerations distinct from those applied to terrestrial ones. The second part presents...

Judicial Solutions to Beach Access Problems in New Jersey
Legal doctrines notwithstanding, access to public trust beach is still, in many locations, inconvenient, expensive, or impossible. Private property signs containing threats of fines or...

A Design rReview Board's Role in Developing Public Access
In the past 20 years, the Bay Commission, through its permit process, has required that new public access be provided along more than 100 linear miles of the shoreline of San Francisco...

 

 

 

 

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