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Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy

The Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy works to foster understanding of the complex relationship between people and water. We are located in New Orleans, where water surrounds us. This provides us with a unique vantage point on the front lines of water law and policy. 

Tulane Institute for Water Resources Law & Policy -- Who We Are

The Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy works to foster understanding of the complex relationship between people and water. We are located in New Orleans, where water surrounds us.

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Tulane Institute for Water Resources Law & Policy -- Program Areas

Two things are clear about living in a sinking city in a disappearing coast:  It is going to take bold action and lots of money to cope with the forces of a changing coast and a changing climate.  Less clear but no less important is the that fact success is going to require lots of creative lawyering, the sort of lawyering offered by the Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy. 

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Tulane Institute for Water Resources Law & Policy -- Publications

The Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy publishes in a variety of venues. In addition to publishing articles in academic and legal journals, we publish our own white papers and weekly newsletter, TUWaterWays. 

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Tulane Institute for Water Resources Law & Policy -- In the Media

Institute Staff regularly communicate with the media on issues of local, regional and national importance.

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Tulane Institute for Water Resources Law & Policy -- Water Compacts

The Tulane Institute for Water Resources Law & Policy hosts resources on Louisiana Water Compacts.

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Tulane Institute for Water Resources Law & Policy -- Support

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Tulane academics are participating in an international study that is trying to develop a set of guiding principles for energy law. Environmental law includes such principles and it is possible to distinguish a set of principles for energy law as well.

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The latest chapter in the European saga of renewable energy support schemes and their more problematic elements is the case C-492/14 Essent Belgium from the European Court of Justice. Sirja-Leena Penttinen's article, "The Next Chapter in the Saga of Renewable Energy Support Schemes: Still 'a Certain Degree of Mystery'", which is published in the European Law Review, assesses the judgment in the light of preceding judgments such as Ålands Vindkraft and Essent Belgium delivered in 2014 and examines whether the recently delivered judgment clarifies the current state of play in any respect.

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Eric Smith from the A.B. Freeman School of Business’ Energy Institute comments on the developments in US natural gas liquids. He notes how record levels of NGLs production are creating troublesome bottlenecks in parts of the country, while also spurring big investments which add value to supply from the Marcellus shale.

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Tulane Law School is poisted to reassert global leadership in energy law — a field of rapidly growing importance and one that is closely allied with Tulane’s signature strengths in admiralty, environmental and international law -- through a series of innovative field experiences and related initiatives.