Water Resources Committee Newsletter: The Role of Riparian Rights In Ecological Restoration By Nancie G. Marzulla



Environmental decisions involving water quantity and quality affect us all. After all, water in lakes, streams, and aquifers is a resource that many users must share for a multitude of purposes. And water is a substance necessary to life itself. Although some insist that the centuries-old principles of water law (such as those protective of riparian, littoral, and appropriative rights) cannot co-exist with the current demands of environmental protection and ecological restoration, a closer examinination of that notiion suggests that the opposite may be true. Traditional water law is compatible with protection of the environment, and protecting water rigths in streams and rivers can even be an instrument for ecological protection and restoration....

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