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Western Water Institutions in a Contemporary Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Vincent en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:43:08Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:43:08Z
dc.date.issued 1964 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2001-07-02 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2001-07-02 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/2181
dc.description.abstract "The imperative necessity of today in considering western water institutions is a critical assessment of where we are and a careful identification of some of the problems which must be faced if we are to make intelligent use of the region's water resources. In this essay, I would like to begin a critical reconsideration of basic water policies and institutional arrangements by pointing up some of the incongruities between transitional formulations and contemporary requirements. I have the profoundest respect for the intelligence and imagination that went into the formulation of the institutional arrangements which have done so much to facilitate the development of the American West. But, the achievements of former generations do not remove the responsibility for using our best intelligence in analyizing contemporary developments and for using our most effective imagination in considering the future course of events. At the risk of oversimplification, I would like to challenge a few implicit assumptions and basic commitments which seem to pervade much of our traditional approach to contemporary water problems." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.title Western Water Institutions in a Contemporary Perspective en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Western Interstate Water Conference en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates September 16-17, 1964 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Las Vegas, Nevada en_US
dc.submitter.email hess@indiana.edu en_US


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