KWRRI Research Reports


This report is intended to set forth some of the problems and solutions involved in financing and regulating water quality control. The purpose is to record some of the major problems confronting those who legislate water quality, those who espouse technological answers, and those who see the problem in terms of economic solutions. The limits placed by political and institutional constraints on solutions to these problems are frequently not understandable.

Within this report are contained separate investigations: a study of federal-interstate relations and the interstate compact; a study of Kentucky's common law approach to water rights; a study of financing water quality under Kentucky statutes; and a summary and analysis. Each of these areas touches on problems involved in the planning process; in this context, the following problems will be considered: (1) The availability of water. (2) Water and economic development. (3) Water and the environment. (4) Responsibilities for water resource development. (5) Legal framework for development. (6) Financing water resource development. (7) Political and institutional constraints.

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The work on which this report is based was supported in part by funds provided by the Office of Water Resources Research, United States Department of the Interior, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964.