A Guide to California Water Right Appropriations

California State Water Resources Control Board | January 1st, 2000

Summary

A guide to California's water right permit process written by the State Water Resources Control Board, dated January 2000. TABLE OF CONTENTS California Water Righ

A Practitioner’s Guide to Instream Flow Transactions in California

SWIFT Working Group, American Rivers, Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Scott River Water Trust, River Right, Alford Environmental | March 1st, 2016

Summary

The purpose of this guide is to help water right holders –and those assisting them – understand their options for keeping water instream in California. Th

A Research Guide to California Water Law

Loyola Law School | February 21st, 2017

Summary

California water law is a complex subject. It is governed by both state and federal law, and is part property law and part environmental law. This topic has important his

Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Drought Water Allocation, Part 1: Water Rights Administration and Oversight During Major Statewide Droughts, 1976–2016

California Natural Resources Agency | August 30th, 2018

Summary

Climate change has already begun to affect California’s hydrology and water resources, and droughts are likely to become more frequent, longer, and more intense

Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Drought Water Allocation, Part 2: Improving Water Rights Administration and Oversight for Future Droughts

California Natural Resources Agency | August 30th, 2018

Summary

 In California, droughts are likely to become more frequent, longer, and more intense in the future, posing increasing challenges for water management, and raising the s

Allocating California’s Water: Directions for Reform

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | November 11th, 2015

Summary

California’s water allocation system hampers its ability to meet the state’s needs, especially in times of drought. At its heart is an unusually complex array of wate

Applying the Public Trust Doctrine to River Protection

Department of Water Resources | June 9th, 2004

Summary

The public trust is an ancient doctrine, stemming from Roman law. The Institutes of Justinian state that “by natural law, these things are common property of all: air,

Appropriative Water Rights in California: Background and Issues

California State Water Resources Control Board | May 1st, 1977

Summary

This paper is part of a series of background and issue papers prepared by the staff of the Governor's Commission to Review California Water Rights Law. TABLE OF CONTEN

Authority and Effectiveness of the State Water Resources Control Board

Delta Vision | July 1st, 2008

Summary

This report addresses issues related to the effectiveness of the California State Water Resources Control Board (“State Board” or “Board”) in carrying out its rol

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