AREC 342 - Water Law, Policy, and Institutions

  • 3 credits
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Legal water issues within the context of historical, social and economic development with emphasis on the southwestern United States.

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Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Water Law in a Nutshell, 5th Ed. (2015)
    Getches, David H, Zellmer Sandi, Amos, Adell
    ISBN: 978-0314199515


Chris Goemans

(970) 491-7261 |

Dr. Goemans' research focuses on the allocation and management of scarce resources, specifically water. Past efforts include studies investigating the impacts associated with water transfers, the relationship between increased climatic variability and the effectiveness of various regional water management schemes, and optimal demand management strategies during periods of drought. More recently his work has dealt with understanding how information affects the decision making of residential water customers, specifically their understanding of their own water use and the rate structures they face. Moving forward he hopes to further investigate how continued population growth and climate change will affect the management of resources such as water. Dr. Goemans received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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