Updated Layperson’s Guide to Water Rights Law Hot Off the Press
Latest edition of the Guide offers a "mini-textbook" to history, key issues and changes in water law
Our popular Layperson’s Guide to Water Rights Law has just been updated with an extensive section on groundwater rights and the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act as well as the latest significant court cases governing how water is used in California.
This 28-page Layperson’s Guide, recognized as the most thorough explanation of California water rights law available to non-lawyers, traces the authority for water flowing in a stream or reservoir, from a faucet or into an irrigation ditch through the complex web of California water rights.
It includes historical information on the development of water rights law, sections on surface water rights and groundwater rights, a description of the different agencies involve in water rights, and a section on the issues not only shaped by water rights decisions but that are also driving changes in water rights. It includes a chronology of landmark cases and legislation and an extensive glossary.
The Layperson’s Guide to Water Rights Law is part of the Foundation’s series of Layperson’s Guides that offer readers an easy-to-understand, broad overview and perspective on a variety of important water topics. They are available as a set or individually.