Conjunctive water management in the US southwest

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Abstract

Water demands in the US Southwest have been subject to great pressures due to explosive population growth and climate variability that has produced decadal droughts. These pressures have led to unsustainable use of surface water and groundwater, forcing states to adopt conjunctive management of ground and surface water systems. Unfortunately, federal and state laws have not kept pace with the scientific development of management strategies. A series of examples are presented to illustrate some successes and failures of integration of surface water and groundwater management and its accompanying legal implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater and Sustainability in Arid Regions
Subtitle of host publicationBridging the Gap Between Physical and Social Sciences
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages221-244
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9789048127757
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Event1st WATARID International Conference on Water, Ecosystems and Sustainable Development in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas, WATARID 2006 - Urumqi, China
Duration: Oct 9 2006Oct 15 2006

Publication series

NameWater and Sustainability in Arid Regions: Bridging the Gap Between Physical and Social Sciences

Other

Other1st WATARID International Conference on Water, Ecosystems and Sustainable Development in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas, WATARID 2006
CountryChina
CityUrumqi
Period10/9/0610/15/06

Keywords

  • Conjunctive water management
  • Prior appropriation
  • Riparian rights
  • Stream depletion
  • US Southwest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology

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    Valdes, J., & Maddock, T. (2010). Conjunctive water management in the US southwest. In Water and Sustainability in Arid Regions: Bridging the Gap Between Physical and Social Sciences (pp. 221-244). (Water and Sustainability in Arid Regions: Bridging the Gap Between Physical and Social Sciences). Kluwer Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2776-4-14