About the Center for Water Law and Policy

The Center for Water Law and Policy was created in 2005 in response to the growing need for research into and information about global water issues. It was designed to focus on and develop opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration on legal and policy issues related to the use, allocation, management, regulation, and conservation of fresh water resources at all levels of civil society - local, state, regional, national, and global. The Center is part of the Texas Tech University interdisciplinary water initiative, which involves faculty and students representing the disciplines of law, public policy, economics, agriculture, geosciences, engineering, biological sciences, and health sciences.

The Center's mission is to contribute to the understanding, development, teaching, and study of water law and policy.