The Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission was charged with reviewing federal activities in the western states that affect the use and allocation of water, as well as reviewing numerous aspects of water resources, management, institutional and legal matters, and the performance of federal agencies. Commission members were appointed by President William J. Clinton, and the Commission was chaired by University of New Mexico School of Law Professor Denise Fort. A list of Commission members is included in the Final Report. The Commission's work was done through public meetings, research, and symposia, with the assistance of experts. The Commission's final report, reports submitted to the Commission by experts, and transcripts of meetings and symposia are included in this collection. The final report of the Commission provides an overview of the status of water in the western United States as of 1998.

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Submissions from 1998

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Water Quality in the West, Gene Reetz

Submissions from 1997

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Aquatic Ecosystems: Report to the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, W.L. Minckley

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A River in Common: The Columbia River, the Salmon Ecosystem, and Water Policy, John M. Volkman

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Budgeting for Federal Water Projects: Report to the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, Foundation EOP

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Climate Variability, Climate Change, and Western Water: Report to the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, Kathleen A. Miller

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Estimates of Water Use in the Western United States in 1990 and Water-Use Trends 1960-90: Report to the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, Wayne B. Solley

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Improving Drought Management in the West: The Role of Mitigation and Preparedness: Report to the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, Donald Wilhite

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Patterns of Demographic, Economic, and Value Change in the Western United States: Implications for Water Use and Management: Report to the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, Pamela Case, Gregory Alward, Brian Banks, and Eric Butler

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Resource Management at the Watershed Level: An Assessment of the Changing Federal Role in the Emerging Era of Community-Based Watershed Management, Douglas S. Kenney

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Seeking Solutions: Exploring the Applicability of ADR for Resolving Water Issues in the West, Gail Bingham

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Water in the West Today: A States' Perspective, D. Craig Bell

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Western Hydropower: Changing Values/New Visions, Bruce C. Driver and Gregg Eisenberg

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Western Land Use Trends and Policy: Implications for Water Resources, William E. Riebsame, James Wescoat, and Peter Morrisette