A group of the Human Dimensions Program
Gillilan, David M., and Thomas C. Brown. 1997. Instream Flow Protection: Seeking a Balance in Western Water Use. Island Press, Washington, D.C., 417 pp.
This book provides a broad overview of Western water issues and numerous case studies illustrating historical, political, legal, and economic aspects of Western water management.
Table of contents:
1. "So What's the Big Deal, Anyway:"
2. The Loss of Instream Flows: A Short
3. History of Water Use and Water Law in the West
4. Instream Uses of Water
5. How Much Water Should be Left in Streams:
6. Instream Flow Protection Issues in the States
7. Methods the States Use to Protect Instream Flows
8. Effect of Instream Flow Protection on Other Water Uses
9. Federal Authorities and Approaches for Protecting Instream Flows
10. Federal Water Development Programs Affecting Instream Flows
11. Federal Environmental Protection Legislation and Programs Affecting Instream Flows
12. Reaching a Balance in Water Allocation
Notes, References, Index