Faculty Publications

Dave Owen

Books

Journal Articles

  • The Conservative Turn Against Compensatory Mitigation, 48 Envtl. L. 265 (2018). SSRN
  • Auctions, Taxes, and Air, 65 UCLA L. Rev. Disc. 64 (2017). URL
  • Little Streams and Legal Transformations, 2017 Utah L. Rev. 1 (2017). SSRN
  • Predicting Stream Vulnerability to Urbanization Stress with Bayesian Network Models, 170 Landscape & Urb. Plan. 138 (2017) (with Kristen K. Weil, Christopher S. Cronan, Spencer R. Meyer, Robert J. ilieholm, Thomas J. Danielson & Leonidas Tsomides). URL
  • The Future of Natural Resources Law, 47 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10197 (2017) (with Andy Mergen, Holly Doremus, & Charles Wilkinson). FULLTEXT
  • The Importance of Institutional Design for Distributed Local-Level Governance of Groundwater: The Case of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, 9 Water 755 (2017) (with Michael Kiparsky, Anita Milman, & Andrew T. Fisher). URL
  • Water and Taxes, 50 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1559 (2017). SSRN
  • After the TMDLs, 17 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 845 (2016). SSRN
  • Regional Federal Administration, 63 UCLA L. Rev. 58 (2016). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Interdisciplinary Research and Environmental Law, 41 Ecology L.Q. 887 (2015) (with Caroline Noblet). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Trading Dams, 48 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1043 (2015) (with Colin Apse). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Overallocation, Conflict, and Water Transfers, 9 ENVTL. RES. LETTERS (2014) (peer reviewed). FULLTEXT
  • Taking Groundwater, 91 Wash. U. L. Rev. 253 (2014). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Mapping, Modeling, and the Fragmentation of Environmental Law, 2013 Utah L. Rev. 219 (2013) reprinted in The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, 45 Envtl. L. Rep. 10796 (2015). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Critical Habitat and the Challenge of Regulating Small Harms, 64 Fla. L. Rev. 141 (2012) reprinted in The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, 43 ENVTL. L. REP. 10662 (2013). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Sea-Level Rise and the Endangered Species Act, 73 La. L. Rev. 119 (2012). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • The Mono Lake Case, The Public Trust Doctrine, and the Administrative State, 45 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1099 (2012). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Urbanization, Water Quality, and the Regulated Landscape, 82 U. Colo. L. Rev. 431 (2011). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Collaboration, Clean Water Act Residual Designation Authority, and Collective Permitting: A Case Study of Long Creek, 1 WATERSHED SCI. BULLETIN 25 (2010) (peer reviewed).
  • Legal constraints, environmental variability, and the limits of innovative environmental governance, 12 ENVTL. SCI. & POL'Y 684 (2009) (peer reviewed).
  • Probabilities, Planning Failures, and Environmental Law, 84 Tul. L. Rev. 265 (2009) reprinted in 42 LAND USE & ENVTL. L. REV. (2011). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Climate Change and Environmental Assessment Law, 33 Colum. J. Envtl. L. 57 (2008). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Law, Environmental Dynamism, Reliability: The Rise and Fall of CALFED, 37 Envtl. L. 1145 (2008). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Technocracy and Democracy: Conflicts Between Models and Participation in Environmental Law and Planning, 56 Hastings L.J. 901 (2005) (with James Fine). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Prescriptive Laws, Uncertain Science, and Political Stories: Forest Planning in the Sierra Nevada, 29 Ecology L.Q. 747 (2003). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • The Disappointing History of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, 11 N.Y.U. Envtl. L.J. 711 (2003). FULLTEXT SSRN
Chapters In Books

  • The Law of Environmental Planning, in Environmental Decision Making, Encyclopedia of Environmental Law (Lee Paddock & Robert Glicksman eds., Edward Elgar 2016). URL
  • The Endangered Species Act, in GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND UNITED STATES LAW (2d ed., American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 2014). URL
Book Reviews

  • Water War: Explaining the Klamath Controversy, 22 Conservation Biology 1664 (2008) (reviewing Holly Doremus & A. Dan Tarlock, Water War in the Klamath Basin: Macho Law, Combat Biology, and Dirty Politics (2008)).
Other Publications

  • Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Drought Water Allocation, Part 1: Water Rights Administration and Oversight During Major Statewide Droughts, 1976-2016, Wheeler Water Institute: Center for Law, Energy & the Environment Report (August 2018) (with Nell Green Nylen, Michael Kiparsky Holly Doremus & Michael Hanemann). URL
  • Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Drought Water Allocation, Part 2: Improving Water Rights Administration and Oversight for Future Droughts, Wheeler Water Institute: Center for Law, Energy & the Environment Report (August 2018) (with Nell Green Nylen, Michael Kiparsky Holly Doremus & Michael Hanemann). URL
  • California’s Stream Flow Monitoring System is Essential for Water Decision Making, Wheeler Water Institute: Center for Law, Energy & the Environment Issue Brief (April 2018) (with Kathleen Miller, Nell Green Nylen, Holly Doremus, Andrew Fisher, Graham Fogg, Samuel Sandoval Solis, Joshua Viers & Michael Kiparsky). URL
  • Navigating Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, Wheeler Water Institute: Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (March 2018) (with Alida Cantor, Thomas Harter, Michael Kiparsky, & Nell Green Nylen, ). URL
  • When Is Groundwater Recharge a Beneficial Use of Surface Water in California? , Wheeler Water Institute: Center for Law, Energy & the Environment Issue Brief (August 2018) (with Kathleen Miller, Nell Green Nylen, Holly Doremus, & Andrew Fisher). URL
  • Designing Effective Groundwater Sustainability Agencies: Criteria for Evaluation of Local Governance Options, Wheeler Water Institute: Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (March 2016) (with Michael Kiparsky, Nell Green Nylen, Juliet Christian-Smith, Barbara Cosens, Holly Doremus, Andrew Fisher, & Anita Milman). URL
Student Notes/Comments

  • Note, Gibbs v. Babbitt, 28 Ecology L.Q. 377 (2001). URL

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