Wes Miliband Authors Two Chapters in American Bar Association's Water Rights and Environmental Regulation


AALRR partner and water law expert Wes Miliband recently co-authored two chapters for the American Bar Association's recent book, Water Rights and Environmental Regulation: A Lawyer's Guide. While state law almost exclusively governs the allocation of surface waters in the United States, there are also reserved rights, an important class of water rights created by federal law. Published in August 2018, this book discusses the impact of federal environmental law on the use of water resources. 

Mr. Miliband co-authored Chapter 4 and Chapter 6. Chapter 4, "Overlapping Sovereignties: Shared Control of Water, U.S. and Mexico", concentrates on the relations of water supply and water quality between the two nations and offers a historical review of the governing authority underlying historic treaties that established the geographical boundaries from which subsequent agreements were developed. This chapter is co-authored with Parissa Florez. Chapter 6, "The United States Bureau of Reclamation", describes the legal authority for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation ("Reclamation") to enter into contracts with the western United States for the rights to use water supplies provided by the projects Reclamation owns and manages. The chapter was co-authored with Meredith Nikkel. 

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