Resource Review: Water Rights & Resources Database

by Dan Brackmann, guest author

This month, we’re excited to tell you about a new database the library has subscribed to, HeinOnline’s Water Rights & Resources.  The database “is dedicated to understanding the complex interplay of state and federal laws that govern all aspects of water in society, from municipal use to restoring its pristine condition. Collecting congressional documents, books, legislative histories on major legislation, and Supreme Court briefs on related cases, this collection touches on a wide range of water issues, including irrigation, hydropower, water conservation, drinking water quality, and tribal water rights, encompassing the unique water rights issues that span from the Eastern seaboard to the Great Lakes and across the arid West.”  Notably, the collection contains CRS and GAO reports as well as committee prints and scholarly articles.

To access the collection, simply follow the Quick Link to HeinOnline from the law library’s web page.  Then scroll down to find the database in alphabetical order.

As you would expect, the database is searchable with all of HeinOnline’s advanced search tools, including keywords, document type, and date.

screen showing the placement of the Water Rights and Resources database in alphabetical order

screenshot showing the expanded list of everything available in the Water Rights and Resources database.

A list of the new HeinOnline Water Law subjects including Clean Water Act, Dams and Hydropower, Drinking Water, Drought and Water Scarcity, Flood and Flood Control, Groundwater, International Bodies of Water, Irrigation, Oceans and Estuaries, River Basins, Sewers and Sewage, Water Delivery and Storage, Water Management, Water Rights and Claims, Water Supply, and Watersheds and Drainage Basins

If you want to watch Hein’s YouTube video about this database, follow this link: