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Inventory of the Dividing the Waters Collection, 1993 - [ongoing]
MS 2003/1  
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Description
A collection of legal and otherwise relevant materials related to western water adjudications and other complex water litigation. The project has focused on case management, alternative dispute resolution, and the sharing of practical experience by a diverse group of judges, masters and referees who have participated in Dividing the Waters activities.
Background
The 'Dividing the Waters Collection' is a collaboration of a network of judges, special masters and referees who preside over western water adjudications and other complex water litigation. The central purpose of the Dividing the Waters project has been to improve the management and outcome of this complex water-related litigation affecting western people and the region's environment. State trial judges have been most directly served by this project although state appellate judges, federal trial and appellate judges, and U.S. Supreme Court special masters are also involved in project activities.
Extent
28.75 linear feet (23 cartons)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Select items are restricted for a ten year period.