MARSH, K.R. and SMITH, M.D., 2015. The Native American voice in United States water rights. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 5(2), pp.173-182.
There is a sacred relationship between Native Americans and the environment. The importance of those sacred beliefs in water rights in the United States (US) is examined through a series of case studies. A thorough review of available literature displays a trend toward less dependence on the US for representation and a greater recognition of Native American traditions. The increased role of Native Americans in water rights quantification and resource development provides greater appreciation and understanding of their traditions and beliefs.
The definitive peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 5(2), pp.173-182, 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/washdev.2015.089 and is available at www.iwapublishing.com