California Water Acquisition Handbook

The Water Acquisition Handbook: How to Acquire Water for the Environment in California (written by Donald B. Mooney and Marsha A. Burch, with contributions from Elise Holland), is designed to assist those interested in using California's developing water market and water acquisition as a tool to improve environmental conditions for fish and wildlife, and water quality for human populations.

The handbook provides background on California water law and provide practical guidance on how to locate, acquire, transfer, and protect a water right for environmental purposes. It's designed to assist conservation organizations, and other interested parties, with the steps required to purchase water in California for the purpose of improving instream habitat.

The handbook also contains a number of appendixes that include background on California water law and water rights, contact information, and administrative forms to help readers develop and implement a successful water acquisition plan.

The authors and publisher of this publication have used their best efforts in providing accurate, authoritative information in regard to the subject matter. The authors and publisher shall not be liable in the event of accidental or consequential damages in connection with, or arising from the contents of this publication. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of competent professionals should be sought.