Examination of principles that should generally govern the alteration
of legal regimes in the face of climate change adaptation.
October 2008, CLEAR and the University of Houston's Center for
Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources hosted a workshop on Adapting Legal Regimes in the Face of Climate Change.
Examination and recommendation on the legal regime governing the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineer's decisions on water release and preferred uses
from its dams and managed lakes in North Carolina, in conjunction with research performed by the UNC School of Government.
project recognizes that there is increasing demand for water throughout
the Southeast and that much of that water is controlled and managed by
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Climate change may alter the amount
of water available, and CLEAR examined the ways in which the Corps does
and should respond to these changes from a legal perspective.
Victor B. Flatt and Jeremy M. Tarr, Adaptation, Legal Resiliency, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Managing Water Supply in a Climate-Altered World, 89 N.C. L. Rev. 1499 (2011).