California Water II
By Arthur Littleworth and Eric Garner
New, Paperback, 428 pages
This is a comprehensive, yet concise guide to historical, legal & policy issues affecting the use of water in California. It addresses the implementation of the Bay-Delta accord, the crisis in the Delta, and new water supplies, such as water transfers, conservation, recycling, & the use of groundwater.
Eric Garner helped post-Apartheid South Africa move to their present permit based water system & contributed to the new water laws in Pakistan. In 2006, the California Lawyer magazine named Garner Lawyer of the Year in the environmental law category for his work on a decade-long groundwater dispute between urban & rural users in the Santa Maria Valley.
Arthur Littleworth, known as the Wizard of Water Law, is probably best known for his 22 years spent as special master appointed by the Supreme Court to hear a water dispute between Colorado & Kansas. Littleworth is now 86 years old & recovering from a stroke, but remains active consulting on water law.
Chapters at a Glance
Brief Overview of California’s Water Supply
Capsule View of Water Rights Law
Surface Water Rights
Allocating Water in California:
Consumptive vs. Instream Uses and the Doctrine of Reasonable Use
Threatened and Endangered Species
Equitable Apportionment and the Doctrine of Physical Solution
State Water Resources Control Board: Its Role in Water Rights and Water Quality Regulation
Interaction of Federal Law and State Water Law
Conservation, Planning, Recycling and Desalination
Law of the Colorado River