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Water Rights and Resources

HeinOnline’s Water Rights & Resources, is a collection of highly editorialized database designed for understanding state and federal laws governing water.

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Watch this short video to learn more about the Water Rights and Resources database.

Subject-Coded Content

To help users navigate the content spanning this extensive database, HeinOnline editors have created 16 new subjects, including:

  • Clean Water Act
  • Dams and Hydropower
  • Drinking Water
  • Drought and Water Scarcity
  • Flood and Flood Control
  • Groundwater
  • International Bodies of Water
  • Irrigation
  • Oceans and Estuaries
  • River Basins
  • Sewers and Sewage
  • Water Delivery and Storage
  • Water Management
  • Water Rights and Claims
  • Water Supply
  • Watersheds and Drainage Basins

Featured Content

Books: Browse hundreds of books ranging in date from the 1800s to present day. Trace the history of water disputes in the western United States, explore the geological differences in water rights, and discover the similarities between the water problems of the present with those of the past.  

Government Documents: The deliberations of Congress provide insight both into issues requiring federal attention and their proposed solutions. This collection includes a variety of committee prints, congressional hearings, and CRS and GAO reports.

Legislation and Supreme Court Briefs: From the Code of Federal Regulations to legislative histories and Supreme Court briefs, this collection contains an impressive number of relevant titles and documents.

Serials & Periodicals: Browse various publications that serve as forums for the exchange of ideas, information, and legal and policy analyses concerning water law.

Scholarly Articles and Bibliography: Access hundreds of articles* selected by HeinOnline editors on water policy, environmental issues in water rights, indigenous water rights, riparian rights, reclamation projects, and more. Or, dive into the bibliography to view a list of titles hand-picked by HeinOnline editors. Use the linked OCLC number to find a physical copy of the book at a library near you.

*In order to access the scholarly article links, you must be subscribed to the appropriate HeinOnline collection(s).

Learn more in the dedicated LibGuide.

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