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Inventory of the Dividing the Waters Collection, 1993 - [ongoing]
MS 2003/1  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dividing the Waters Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1993 - [ongoing]
    Collection number: MS 2003/1
    Collector: Dolge, Kathy
    Extent: 28.75 linear feet (23 cartons)
    Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: A collection of legal and otherwise relevant materials related to western water adjudications and other complex water litigation. The project has focused on case management, alternative dispute resolution, and the sharing of practical experience by a diverse group of judges, masters and referees who have participated in Dividing the Waters activities.
    Shelf location: This collection is stored off-campus at NRLF. Please contact the Water Resources Collections and Archives staff for access to the materials.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Select items are restricted for a ten year period.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dividing the Waters Collection, MS 2003/1, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated by the following three co-conveners on behalf of Dividing the Waters.
    Justice Gregory Hobbs, Colorado Supreme Court
    Judge Dan Hurlbutt Jr. (retired), Idaho District Court (Snake River Adjudication)
    John E. Thorson, former Special Master, Arizona General Stream Adjudication

    Organizational History

    The 'Dividing the Waters Collection' is a collaboration of a network of judges, special masters and referees who preside over western water adjudications and other complex water litigation. The central purpose of the Dividing the Waters project has been to improve the management and outcome of this complex water-related litigation affecting western people and the region's environment. State trial judges have been most directly served by this project although state appellate judges, federal trial and appellate judges, and U.S. Supreme Court special masters are also involved in project activities.
    Since its inception in 1993, the project has pursued five goals:
    1. To share information about how the different states and courts have structured and conducted stream adjudications and other complex water law litigation;
    2. To discuss some of the major problems judges confront in conducting these adjudications and cases;
    3. To discuss what works and what does not work so that others do not have to make the same mistakes;
    4. To benefit from the expertise of resource people who are involved in the many subject areas touched by these cases; and
    5. To enable judges, masters, and referees to meet one another and develop lasting personal and professional relationships.
    The project has focused on case management, alternative dispute resolution, and the sharing of practical experience by a diverse group of judges, masters and referees who have participated in Dividing the Waters activities.
    Dividing the Waters has been supported by the Ford Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and General Service Foundation. For more information, see www.dividingthewaters.org .

    Scope and Content

    General stream adjudications, native american reserved rights, law review and periodical articles, manuscripts, state-specific materials, and states water council minutes regarding Western United States water issues, rights, and law collected by a network of judges, special masters and referees who preside over western water adjudications and other complex water litigation.
    The collection is arranged in the order it was kept by Dividing the Waters: General Stream Adjudications and Western Water Materials; Law Review Articles and Periodicals; Books; State-Specific Materials; Interstate Materials.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Water--Law and Legislation--West (U.S.)
    Water rights--West (U.S.)
    Water rights--Law and legislation--West (U.S.)
    Water resources development--West (U.S.)
    Water supply
    Riparian rights
    Interstate agreements--West (U.S.)