Water Rights

July 19, 2015, 9am PDT
California’s drought has the State Water Resources Control Board in "hyperdrive"—rushing to fill the gaps of a historic water-rights system, settle disputes over water use, and lay the groundwork for a sustainable future.
The Planning Report
July 27, 2010, 5am PDT
Despite flowing through ten different nations, the Nile's water is only technically the property of Egypt and Sudan. The other eight nations are trying to change that. But as the debate heats up, the river's ecosystem may be caught in the cross-fire.
Yale Environment 360
March 17, 2010, 6am PDT
The Colorado River Delta is in tough shape once it ventures into Mexico. But now, a group of NGOs and local governments are showing how the sensitive area can be kept clean.
Miller-McCune Magazine
February 5, 2010, 5am PST
A recent water rights ruling in Nevada could potentially endanger the validity of nearly 15,000 water rights in the state dating back to 1947. As a result, new applications for water rights are flooding state offices.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 30, 2010, 11am PST
Plans by Las Vegas officials to siphon water from northern Nevada down to the growing city may have hit a wall, as a recent ruling from the state Supreme Court found fault with the region's water rights application process.
Los Angeles Times
January 20, 2010, 9am PST
By combining three water purchasing approaches -- permanent rights, options and leases -- cities can better manage water supplies to avoid high costs and supply reductions, according to a new study.
Penn State Live
January 12, 2010, 8am PST
Negotiations between the states of Georgia, Alabama and Florida can remain secret, according to a recent federal ruling.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 14, 2009, 11am PDT
This interactive map from <em>Good</em>'s Water issue highlight seven regions in the world that are likely to experience conflict over water shortages.
Good
June 30, 2009, 8am PDT
Two new laws in Colorado make legal the formerly prohibited act of collecting rainwater. Other states aren't so lenient.
The New York Times