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Political Water Web, Compact Agreements, Water Compacts, Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Compact, Rio Grande Compact, Delaware Compact
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.
Hammad, Omar, "The Political Water Web of the United States" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.