The Texas Tech Center for Water Law & Policy is committed to finding legal solutions to secure current water resources. Its work utilizes law, science, and economics to solve water problems in ways that respect all use sectors while protecting the environment. Its website provides information on its work through publications, presentations, and symposium.
This blog post from the Law Library of Congress provides an overview of water law in the United States, touching on riparian rights, prior appropriation doctrine, and reserved rights doctrine, with links to resources available within the Library of Congress for further research.
This research guide from Florida State University College of Law provides resources helping researchers explore the ways in which water law preserves the general rights of the public to use water — for navigation, for commerce, for recreation, for culture, and for environmental purposes.
This resource guide from Pace Law Library explains riparian rights as they exist in New York, Colorado, and California.
This resource guide from the New Mexico State Library provides information on researching all things water in the southwest, with tabs on the following topics: water rights, drought information, public works, water quality, and water supply.
Established in 2012 at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at Berkeley Law, the Wheeler Water Institute conducts projects at the intersection of law, policy and science. The Institute's website provides reports on its work in the areas of groundwater, water allocation, water innovation, data and decision-making, access and affordability, and water quality and ecosystems.
This research guide from Arizona State University College of Law provides information on researching federal and Arizona water law. The guide includes both primary and secondary sources, including links to Arizona government agencies. Some book resources on this guide link to Ross-Blakley Library catalog records, which provide information about location and availability of items in the ASU Library collection.
This research guide from Texas Tech University School of Law provides a comprehensive overview of water law, with a glossary of terms and definitions, links to secondary sources, and search tips.
This research guide from Texas A&M School of Law provides information on researching international water law, with links to international organizations involved in the codification of international water law, international agreements, and resolutions and declarations.
American Rivers is a river conservation organization founded in 1973. They work to create clean and healthy rivers, restoring fish and wildlife habitat.
This page from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides a brief history of the Clean Water Act, with links to further reading on the Act and the work of the EPA.
This 116-page report was issued by the flint Water Advisory Task Force in 2016 in response to the Flint Water Crisis. The report investigates the cause of the crisis, the government's failure to adequately respond to the crisis, and recommendations for action.
This webpage from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides information on the Safe Drinking Water Act, including an overview of the law and the regulations in place under the Act.
United Nations Water coordinates the efforts of United Nations entities and international organizations working on water and sanitation issues. Over 30 UN organizations carry out water and sanitation programs, reflecting the fact that water issues run through all of the UN’s main focus areas. UN-Water’s role is to coordinate so that the UN family ‘delivers as one’ in response to water related challenges.
Waterkeeper Alliance is a non-profit that serves to connect worldwide Waterkeeper groups to create drinkable, fishable, swimmable water everywhere.