Reconstructing the duty of water: a study of emergent norms in socio-hydrology

@article{Wescoat2013ReconstructingTD,
  title={Reconstructing the duty of water: a study of emergent norms in socio-hydrology},
  author={James L. Wescoat},
  journal={Hydrology and Earth System Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={4759-4768}
}
  • J. Wescoat
  • Published 2013
  • Geography, Business
  • Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
This paper assesses the changing norms of water use known as the duty of water. It is a case study in historical socio-hydrology, or more precisely the history of socio-hydrologic ideas, a line of research that is useful for interpreting and anticipating changing social values with respect to water. The duty of water is currently defined as the amount of water reasonably required to irrigate a substantial crop with careful management and without waste on a given tract of land. The historical… Expand
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