Assessing local planning to control groundwater depletion: California as a microcosm of global issues
Rebecca L Nelson
Water Resources Research | AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION | Published : 2012
This paper is based on research for a thesis written from 2009 to 2010 at Stanford University's Law School, in pursuit of the degree of Masters of the Science of Law, made possible by the generosity of the General Sir John Monash Foundation (Melbourne, Australia). I thank Michael Wara and Barton (Buzz) Thompson (Stanford University), for their comments and insights on my thesis, Sandford Clark (University of Melbourne), for sharing his wisdom on water law over many years, and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, for its support for the Comparative Groundwater Law and Policy Program, which grew out of this work. I also thank the many local water agency staff who took the time informally to speak with me about their agencies and respond graciously to my requests for local documents.