Interstate Groundwater Disputes and the U.S. Supreme Court

More than 30 interstate compacts govern the use of water from shared lakes and rivers in the United States. However, there is not a single legal agreement in place between states to guide the apportionment of groundwater that crosses state lines. In 2013, Nevada and Utah appeared poised to be the first two states to reach such an agreement, but ultimately they failed. Now, with a longstanding groundwater dispute between Mississippi and Tennessee headed for the U.S. Supreme Court, a legal precedent governing the apportionment of interstate groundwater is imminent. This webinar, presented by CSG South/Southern Legislative Conference and CSG West, explores the possible outcomes of Mississippi v. Tennessee, implications for interstate groundwater policy and the role of interstate compacts in resolving water disputes between states. 

Interstate Groundwater Disputes and the U.S. Supreme Court
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG South/Southern Legislative Conference and CSG West

 

 

Download the slides in PDF.

 

PRESENTERS

Michael Campana, PhD
Professor of Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
Oregon

Colmon Elridge
Director, CSG's National Center for Interstate Compacts

Noah D. Hall
Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School
Michigan

 

 

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