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Published in Great Plains Research Vol. 13, No. 2, 2003. Copyright © 2003 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


The centrality of water scarcity on the region's public agenda, the correlative need for preservation, and the policies and laws resulting from these circumstances are basic to the concerns of Water on the Great Plains. The book makes a valuable contribution to the study of equity in water rights, its ten chapters offering an accurate overview of the equity issue from several perspectives: geographical, historical, political, and cultural. A complex inquiry, the work provokes further thought-especially on the issue of negotiation and compromise.