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Water Law

News Sources

Environmental Law Institute: Western Water Program
This organization dedicated to environmental and economic health provides guidance on Western water policy initiatives including distribution, pollution control, wastewater reclamation, and legal reforms.

Great Lakes Law
This blog by Wayne State University Law School Professor Noah Hall features news and commentary on environmental justice, interstate governance, water quality, and other issues involving the Great Lakes.

International Water Law Blog
This blog led by Texas A&M Professor Gabriel Eckstein explores international treaties, pacts between countries, and the tensions at play in sharing transboundary watercourses.

Texas Agriculture Law Blog: Water Law Archives
This resource compiles all posts related to water distribution and quality from the Texas A&M agricultural law blog.

University of Denver Water Law Review Blog
News and commentary on water distribution, water quality, and other issues, with a focus on the Western United States.

Arizona Resources

Arizona Water Blueprint
This resource from the Kyl Center for Water Policy at ASU gathers detailed information on state water resources, including hydrography, legal regimes, infrastructure, and water habitats. It offers visual narratives of Arizona's water story, combining maps, data, and multimedia content.

Kyl Center for Water Policy
This ASU program gathers resources including news, publications, and blogs, as well as information on water allocation and adjudication reform projects

State Water Departments:

National Conference of State Legislatures – Water Law Resources
This resource from the National Conference of State Legislatures includes a database of state rainwater harvesting laws and legislation.

Arizona v. California online collection from the University of Colorado Law Library has the full-text of documents such as pleadings, briefs, and transcripts from the Arizona v. California litigation over the use of Colorado River basin water.

Federal Resources

Congressional Research Service Reports   
CRS provides research and analysis for Congress. Although there is no comprehensive source for this useful resource, the National Agricultural Law Center has a compilation of CRS reports dealing with water law. is a source for all federal bills, regardless of whether they have been enacted. It includes links to accompanying committee reports and House and Senate debates published in the Congressional Record. This web site also provides easy access to bills from the current Congress organized by topic.

EPA Water Division 
One useful aspect of this EPA web site is its regulatory information organized by topic.  You can also subscribe to EPA's Water News.

Federal Register 
The Federa Register contains notices of proposed and final rulemaking that federal agencies are required to publish, as well as other documents. This web site organizes the Federal Register by subject.

HeinOnline’s Federal Legislative History Library (available on campus or remotely with ASURITE)
This HeinOnline resource includes documents related to the Clean Water Act, the Clean Water Act Amendments, and other legislation. The easiest way to locate legislative history on HeinOnline is by Popular Name.