Water Law: Water Rights, Droughts, and a Flood of Legal Issues

Course Demo. No credit provided in demo mode.

Credit Hours:
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
NJ - General: 1.3 Credits
NH - General: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.0 Credits
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.07 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
NC - General: 1.0 Credits
ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

Running Time: 1 Hours, 4 Minutes
Faculty: Wes Miliband -

Course Description

This program covers an array of legal, regulatory and policy topics involving California water supplies and related environmental issues, all of which implicate federal, state and local laws and regulations. California often serves as a model utilized by other states for some of these matters, making this discussion helpful for understanding what occurs throughout California and beyond. The program identifies different types of water rights, regulatory overlays from all levels of government and distinctions between surface and groundwater rights and rules. Also discussed is navigating through drought and climate change conditions when water demands may be high but supplies low. The presenter offers ideas looking ahead to avoid or resolve water resource disputes.