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Water Policy, Planning and Legislation in Connecticut and Elsewhere

Revised: April 30, 2007


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Connecticut

CTIWR Special Reports

Anderson, R. B. (1973), Concepts for effective management of water quality in Connecticut, Special Report, 54 pp, Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, Storrs, CT. http://digitalcollections.uconn.edu/iwr/0018CONC.PDF

Deitchman, R. W. (1974), Connecticut water law: summary and index of statutes, Special Report, 83 pp, Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, Storrs, CT. http://digitalcollections.uconn.edu/iwr/0022SUMM.PDF

Focht, T. H. (1969), Connecticut's administrative control of water pollution - the fluid administrative process, Special Report, 44 pp, Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, Storrs, CT. http://digitalcollections.uconn.edu/iwr/0008ADMI.PDF

Kasperson, R. E. (1967), Political organization and the planning of water resource development in the Farmington Valley: A preliminary profile., Special Report, 20 pp, Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, Storrs, CT. http://digitalcollections.uconn.edu/iwr/0005POLI.PDF

Leonard, R. L. (1979), An economic evaluation of Connecticut water law: water rights, public water supply and pollution control, Special Report, 67 pp, Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, Storrs, CT. http://digitalcollections.uconn.edu/iwr/0011ECON.PDF

Reis, R. I. (1967), Connecticut Water Law: Judicial Allocation of Water Resources, Special Report, 215 pp, Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, Storrs, CT. http://digitalcollections.uconn.edu/iwr/0004JUDI.PDF

Reis, R. I. (1972), Environmental activism: thermal pollution - AEC and state jurisdictional considerations, Special Report, 51 pp, Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, Storrs, CT. http://digitalcollections.uconn.edu/iwr/0015ENVI.PDF .

 

Water Planning Legislation:

  • HB05237 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE WATER PLANNING COUNCIL REGARDING THE CONNECTICUT WATER DIVERSION POLICY ACT.
  • HB05608 AN ACT CONCERNING THE FUNDING OF MUNICIPAL CLEAN WATER PROJECTS AND THE REGISTRATION OF WATER DIVERSIONS.
  • SB00365 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE WATER PLANNING COUNCIL, THE CONNECTICUT WATER DIVERSION POLICY ACT AND WATER DIVERSIONS.
  • SB00367 AN ACT CONCERNING THE WATER PLANNING COUNCIL AND A LONG-RANGE PLAN FOR MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES.

Water Planning Council Documents:

The DPUC website containing a comprehensive set of documents, agendas, minutes and reports:
http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DPUCINFO.nsf/ByWaterPlanning?OpenViewhttp://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DPUCINFO.nsf/ByWaterPlanning?OpenView&Start=1&Count=30&Expand=7#7

 

Other Connecticut Related Links:

(2002), Surface Water in Connecticut: A Guide to Resources in the Law Library, edited, Judicial Branch, State of Connecticut. http://www.jud.state.ct.us/lawlib/Notebooks/Pathfinders/SurfaceWater.htm

2000. Report to the General Assembly on State Water Allocation Policies Persuant to Public Act 98-224

2006. Water Resources Management Plan for the Pomperaug River Watershed and Aquifer.
http://www.pomperaug.org/wmp/index.htm

 

 

California

2001. Integrated Economic-Engineering Analysis of California's Future Water Supply. Project Overview.
http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/lund/CALVIN/ProjectHandout2001.pdf

http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/lund/CALVIN/Report1/CoverMatter.pdf

2003. Environmental Water Program Conceptual Proposal Guidance Document.
http://calwater.ca.gov/Programs/EcosystemRestoration/EWP/pdf/briefing_papers/cp_guidance.pdf

2004. Optimization of California's Water Supply System: Results and Insights.
http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/lund/papers/Calvin2.pdf


 

Florida

2005. Water Allocation Methodology to Maintain Instream Flows in Unregulated Rivers: Case Study Applied to the Lower Suwannee River, Florida. (MS Thesis).
http://www.unh.edu/esci/romesser.pdf

 


Georgia

2005. Rebutting Regulated Riparian. John R. Wodraska.
http://www.uga.edu/water/GWRC/Papers/WodraskaJ-GWRCpaper.pdf


Massachusetts

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Water Resources Commission: Stressed Basins in Massachusetts, Approved December 13, 2001
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/waterSupply/intbasin/stressed_basins.htm

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Riverways Program: RIFLS (River Instream Flow Stewards)
http://www.rifls.org/

2005. Current Fisheries Analysis and Flow Sensitive IBI Development (and Other Related Projects)
http://www.neihp.org/news_events/Presentations/kerns.pdf

 


Nebraska

(2004), Gov. Johanns Signs Water Policy Reform Bill, edited, Office of Governor Mike Johanns, Nebraska. http://gov.nol.org/newsroom/april04/waterpolicyreform.html


Virginia

(2001), Status of Virginia's Water Resources: A Report on Virginia's Water Supply Planning Activities, edited, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

Born, E. (1987), Virginia Water Policy: Do We Need a Change? in Virginia Town and City, a publication of the Virginia Municipal League, edited.

Cox, W. E. (2004), Planning Virginia's Water Future, Virginia Water Central, http://www.vwrrc.vt.edu/central/Water%20Central%20Nov%202004%20One%20column.pdf

Cox, W. E., and W. R. Walker (1979), Virginia Water Law: A Functional Analysis with Respect to Quantity Management, Special Report, Virginia Water Resources Research Center. http://www.vwrrc.vt.edu/publications/Special%20Report%20No.%207.pdf

Walker, W. R., and W. E. Cox (1972), Virginia Water Policy: The Imprecise Mandate, William and Mary Law Review, 14.

Walker, W. R., and W. E. Cox (1976), Recommendations for Improving Water Resources Management in Virginia, Special Report, Virginia Water Resources Research Center. http://www.vwrrc.vt.edu/publications/Special%20Report%201.pdf


United States

2006. How Federal Policies Affect the Allocation of Water. Congressional Budget Office.
http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/74xx/doc7471/08-07-WaterAllocation.pdf

Instream Flow Related Publications, edited, Fort Collins Science Center, USGS. http://www.fort.usgs.gov/products/Publications/IFIM_pubs.asp

Foran, P. G., et al. (1995), Survey of Eastern Water Law, edited, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. http://www.dnr.state.il.us/orep/c2000/water/REPORT.PDF

Kennard, W. (Ed.) (1967), Lectures on Law in Relation to Water Resources Use and Development, 27 pp., Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, Storrs, CT. http://digitalcollections.uconn.edu/iwr/0001WATE.PDF

Rusert, W., and R. Cummings (2004), Characteristics of Water-Use Control Policies: A Survey of 28 Eastern States, Water Policy Working Paper, 16 pp, North Georgia Water Planning and Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University. http://www.h2opolicycenter.org/pdf_documents/water_workingpapers/2004-001.pdf

Western Water Resources A symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City September 27 - 28, 1979

 


International

2004. Using Ramsar's guidelines for water allocation to wetlands in the transboundary Dniester river basin. Iha Trombitsky
http://www.ramsar.org/mtg/mtg_reg_europe2004_docs1b3.pdf

The Watershed Economics Management Approach: An Application to Cyprus
http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/ESSD/ardext.nsf/18ByDocName/TheWatershedEconomicsManagementApproachAnApplicationtoCyprus/$FILE/Groom.pdf

2005. Cooperative Water Resources Allocation Among Competing Users. (Ph.D. Thesis)
http://etd.uwaterloo.ca/etd/l25wang2005.pdf


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