After learning about Pittsburgh and Dayton’s plentiful water resources, week 8 examined water law and the development of Los Angeles with a scarcity of water. Blake Watson, a professor from UD’s School of Law, led the class through a case study he developed for understanding water law in the United States. The class explored the differences in prior appropriation and riparian right and how water laws developed differently in the east and the west as a result of quality and quantity issues. The session called on the class’s understanding of groundwater, how water moves through the aquifer and ecosystem services.
University of Dayton Rivers Institute, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, River Stewards, Great Miami River
University of Dayton, "ASI 345 - Week 7" (2010). Blog Archive: River Reflections at the University of Dayton. 121.