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Tweaks to Nevada water law pitched at drought summit | Las Vegas Review-Journal

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water_drop_glass-300x199-7124803-1255444CARSON CITY — Managers and overseers of public water systems joined others Tuesday in recommending tweaks to Nevada water law to reward conservation and spread responsibility to conserve during times of drought.

“I think ultimately water rights management has to evolve from the strict prior appropriation to more of a paradigm of shared risk,” said John Entsminger, general manager of Southern Nevada Water Authority, an agency in charge of water for 2 million Las Vegas Valley residents and 40 million annual visitors.

Source: Tweaks to Nevada water law pitched at drought summit | Las Vegas Review-Journal

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