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Water Law

This guide provides information on federal and state water law, the Great Lakes Compact, water services & organizations, international laws, treatises, cases & climate change resources.

Introduction

Competition among water users continues to grow as climate change, population growth, pollution and new uses for water increase the demand for a limited resource. This guide is designed to assist legal professionals in locating material on water law rights.  Water law can include property law, land use and environmental legal issues, so please refer to those guides for information on those specific topics.