Drought, Sustainability, and the Law

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Title Drought, Sustainability, and the Law
Creator Adler, Robert W.
Subject Water--Law and legislation; Climate change; Drought; Sustainability
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 policy-especially agricultural policy-should 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.
Publisher MDPI, Basel, Switzerland
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier 2010-07-25-adler
Language eng
Relation Institutional Repository
Spatial Coverage West (U.S.) ; U.S. ; Kenya
School or College College of Law
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/)
Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
Website https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6km2gz3