Master's Theses

Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Naresh Devineni

Keywords

Political Water Web, Compact Agreements, Water Compacts, Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Compact, Rio Grande Compact, Delaware Compact

Abstract

The United States’ water systems are interstate in their nature; these systems are governed by Congressional compact agreements. Water compacts have been influenced by common factors that have reverberated throughout the water-web of the country. These impacts varied in their scale, national level federal regulations, such as the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and recent concerns about climate change are macro-scale influences. Localized drivers such as regional economics and population change are localized impacts. While these concepts and issues influence water compacts as a whole, their impacts occur at different periods, albeit for the same reason. As such, we see a political web emerge that ties all the water compacts within the country, this web is impacted by the same drivers that reverberate at different times.

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