A Framework for the Negotiated Settlement of Indian Water Rights Conflicts
AuthorShillito, Rose Marie
AdvisorLord, William B.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractIndian water users are claiming significant amounts of water throughout the western U.S.--water which non-Indians are using. Conflicts arise because there simply is not enough water to satisfy all claims to water. However, the negotiated settlement of these conflicts is becoming an accepted method of resolution. The purpose of this study was to develop and illustrate a methodology to facilitate the negotiation process and aid disputants in reaching a solution. A framework was developed using elements of game theory. The creation and evaluation of negotiation resolution scenarios was illustrated. Through the application of the developed framework to an ongoing dispute, the existence of acceptable negotiation scenarios was demonstrated.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Hydrology and Water Resources