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ELI publishes Research Reports available for free download that present the analysis and conclusions of the policy studies ELI undertakes to improve environmental law and policy. These reports contribute to education of the profession and disseminate diverse points of view and opinions to stimulate a robust and creative exchange of ideas. Those publications, which express opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the Institute, its Board of Directors, or funding organizations, exemplify ELI’s commitment to dialogue with all sectors.

Enforcing Hazardous Wastes Rules in India: Strategies and Techniques for Achievi

Enforcing Hazardous Wastes Rules in India: Strategies and Techniques for Achieving Increased Compliance

Mahesh Menon, Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, John Pendergrass, Teresa Chan, Valerie Pinkerton
April 2014

The handbook provides an overview of India’s hazardous waste rules and the roles of the central government and states, along with brief comparisons to the US system. It also covers planning and executing an enforcement program, as well as suggestions and case studies for dealing with some of the most pressing challenges India’s states face in enforcing the hazardous waste rules. Read More >

This report examines how communication occurs between researchers and coastal co

Climate & Communities: Conducting Marine Research in a Changing Arctic

David Roche; Kathryn Mengerink; Jordan Diamond
March 2014

This report examines how communication occurs between researchers and coastal communities during research focused on the Alaskan marine environment. Read More >

Climate & Communities Marine Research in a Changing Arctic (Executive Summary)

Climate & Communities Marine Research in a Changing Arctic (Executive Summary)

e David Roche, Kathryn Mengerink, and Jordan Diamond
January 2014
Five Things to Consider When Developing and Adapting Water Policies and Programs

Five Things to Consider When Developing and Adapting Water Policies and Programs in the West

Marion Boulicault & Adam Schempp
January 2014

This guidebook identifies common factors that influence the success of water policies or programs in the prior appropriation context, and provides examples of each factor to further clarify the issue. The guidebook is intended to help decision-makers at the state and local levels develop new policies and programs that are best tailored to navigate potential obstacles to achieving the desired outcomes. Read More >