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American regulation of water air pollution

Water filtration plant at Lake Montebello, Maryland, 1915 This Day in Water Historical past just lately posted a Municipal Journal and Engineer article from 1909, "Stream Air pollution in America", which surveys a number of the state-level regulation of water air pollution happening on the time. The blogger notes that "we all know from different sources that these legal guidelines have been seldom enforced or had penalties that have been too lenient, in order that they…

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Rhine river governance

The regulation of the Rhine River appears to be a fruitful subject (see right here and right here). The most recent Water Historical past has an article by Jennifer Schiff, “The evolution of Rhine river governance: historic classes for contemporary transboundary water administration”. The summary: Transboundary rivers pose vital governing challenges to state actors, as riparian stakeholders wrestle to stability their very own pursuits in a essential useful resource in opposition to these of their neighbors. To that finish, a…

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Trump, Carl Schmitt, and local weather change denial

Over on the Niskanen Middle weblog, Mark Weiner just lately posted the very attention-grabbing "Local weather Change Denial because the Historic Consciousness of Trumpism: Classes from Carl Schmitt". Some excerpts: We have to perceive Trumpism as a philosophical motion even higher than its personal adherents do, and with full interpretive sympathy, and we have to be ready to confront it alongside all its philosophical axes. Probably the most central of those axes is Trumpism’s strategy to…

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Compensatory mitigation and neoliberalism

Restored perennial and season marsh and riparian forest at Wildlands Mitigation Financial institution, Placer County, California (EPA) The all the time attention-grabbing Dave Owen just lately posted “The Conservative Flip Towards Compensatory Mitigation”, whose main topic is the latest flip described within the article’s title (compensatory mitigation is a coverage that require events receiving permits for environmentally dangerous actions to compensate for them by bettering environmental circumstances elsewhere). Owen additionally has one thing to say…

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Social justice and the historic growth of water rights

Jill Robbie blogged this week on the College of Glasgow College of Regulation's weblog, exploring connections between her work on the historical past of Scottish water regulation (see her Non-public Water Rights, 2015) and my very own on the historical past of the appropriation doctrine within the western US. Jill writes: In The Colorado Doctrine, David investigates the historic growth of the prior appropriation doctrine of water rights, generally related to the western states of…

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Inter-imperial riparian legislation I – Introduction: Inter-imperial legislation in an inter-imperial court docket

It appears I forgot to say my very own article after I posted it some time again. "Riparian Rights in Decrease Canada and Canada East: Inter-Imperial Authorized Influences" was revealed as chapter four of Imperial Co-operation and Switch, 1870-1930: Empires and Encounters (Roland Cvetkovski & Volker Barth eds., Bloomsbury, 2015). I'll do a number of posts based mostly on the article now; for the complete model, please see the e book. One of the vital dynamic areas of legislation…

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Water companies – the Scandinavian mannequin

I not too long ago got here throughout Tapio Katko's Finnish Water Providers: Experiences in World Views (Finnish Assn. of Water Utilities, 2016). It's been reviewed in a number of journals; listed below are some excerpts from Glen O'Hara's evaluate in Scandanavian Financial Historical past Evaluate (references to web page numbers omitted): Significantly spectacular sections embrace these on the post-Second World Conflict development of transnational water governance programs by way of the auspices of the United…

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Property legislation and flooding

William Smyth Maynard Wolfe, “Maugerville on the St. John River, New Brunswick”(1853/1854) Persevering with our development on water, the Osgoode Society lately introduced that Jason Corridor has received its Peter Oliver Prize for finest revealed scholar writing for his article, “Excessive Freshets and Low-Mendacity Farms: Property Legislation and St. John River Flooding in Colonial New Brunswick“. The summary: Though New Brunswick was based on personal land possession, colonists who settled low-lying land alongside the St.…

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A colonial historical past of the River Murray dispute

Adam Webster lately posted his article, “A Colonial Historical past of the River Murray Dispute“. The summary: This text examines the historical past of the dispute over the sharing of the waters of the River Murray between the colonies, with explicit emphasis on the interval from the mid-1880s to the mid-1890s. The article exhibits that the change in water use by the colonies throughout this era had a major affect on the query of how…

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Hurricane Irma, Marco Island, and wetlands safety

Marco Island in 1964 (left) and current day (Michael Coleman) Slate not too long ago printed a chunk by Henry Grabar, "The Classes of Marco Island", on the Florida island that was savaged by Hurricane Irma final week and the authorized historical past that enabled its growth whereas defending close by wetlands. Some highlights: Forty years in the past, the consensus of the state and federal governments was that Marco Island shouldn’t have been constructed…

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