Drought, Sustainability, and the Law

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School or College College of Law
Creator Adler, Robert W.
Title Drought, Sustainability, and the Law
Date 2010-07-15
Description Researchers and responsible officials have made considerable progress in recent years in efforts to anticipate, plan for, and respond to drought. Some of those efforts are beginning to shift from purely reactive, relief-oriented measures to programs designed to prevent or to mitigate drought impacts. Considerably less attention has been given to laws that may affect practices and policies that either increase or decrease drought vulnerability. Water law regimes, drought response and relief legislation, and laws governing broader but related issues of economic policyespecially agricultural policyshould be evaluated more comprehensively to enhance incentives for more ?water sustainable? practices in agriculture and other sectors of the economy. Those changes will be increasingly important if current climate change models are correct in their prediction that many parts of the world can expect more frequent and more severe conditions of meteorological drought in the ensuing decades.
Type Text
Publisher MDPI, Basel, Switzerland
Subject LCSH Water--Law and legislation; Climate change; Drought; Sustainability
Language eng
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Rights Management 2010 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an Open Access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
Spatial Coverage West (U.S.) ; U.S. ; Kenya
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2013-11-15
Date Modified 2013-11-15
ID 709977
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=709977
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