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High and DryMeeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater$
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William M Alley and Rosemarie Alley

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780300220384

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300220384.001.0001

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Who Owns Groundwater?

Who Owns Groundwater?

(p.87) 6 Who Owns Groundwater?
High and Dry

William M. Alley

Rosemarie Alley

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the questions of who owns or has a right to use groundwater, how much can they use, where can they use it, and can their water rights be sold? The rules and laws addressing these critical questions have not come easy, and remain highly controversial. This chapter discusses these questions as they have played out in three western states (Texas, New Mexico, and California), as well as Spain and Australia. California’s 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is used to illustrate many of the challenges.

Keywords:   Australia, California, groundwater laws, New Mexico, Spain, Texas, water rights

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