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Freshwater & Oceans

Water Resources Management Projects

  • ELI is studying the laws governing water resource use and allocation in many Western states, with specific issues ranging from facilitating water markets to incentivizing water use efficiency, reuse, and reclamation.
  • ELI examines federal, state, and local watershed measures to protect water resources and assure their availability for use while maintaining ecological and hydrological integrity of watersheds, estuaries, basins, and groundwater systems. Current ongoing projects include work in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, projects in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and a focus on ecosystem-based management in coastal areas.
  • ELI works on Ecological Indicators useful for management of watersheds and water resources systems.