The Utton Center Model Compacts Project
Sherk, George William
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Interstate compacts have been used since Colonial times to resolve conflicts between states. With regard to conflicts over interstate water resources, compacts have been used for multiple purposes including water supply, water allocation, pollution control, regional planning and flood control. Virtually all of the existing interstate compacts contain provisions that are now inconsistent with the requirements of federal and state laws. This paper addresses model interstate and federal-interstate water compacts being developed for the Utton Transboundary Resources Center at the University of New Mexico School of Law.