Selected Writings

I have been fortunate to work on an array of fascinating cases and academic projects.  Here is a sampling of some of my scholarly and professional writings.

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Brian E Gray


Academic Publications

Paying for Water in California: The Legal Framework, 65 Hastings L.J. 1603 (2014)

Paying for Water in California (PPIC 2014)

Paying for Water in California: The Legal Framework (PPIC 2014)

Stress Relief: Prescriptions for a Healthier Delta Ecosystem (PPIC 2013)

Integrated Management of Delta Stressors: Institutional and Legal Options (PPIC 2013)

Fragmented Regulation of Multiple Stressors: A Cautionary Tale for Takings Law, 19 West·Northwest 341 (2013)

Ensuring the Public Trust, 45 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 973 (2012)

Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Species (PPIC 2012)

Water and the California Economy (PPIC 2012)

Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation (PPIC 2011)

California Water Myths (PPIC 2009)

Global Climate Change: Water Supply Risks and Water Management Opportunities, 14 West-Northwest 1453 (2008)

Hetch Hetchy and the Paradoxes of Conservation, 13 West-Northwest 211 (2007)

The Endangered Species Act: Reform or Refutation?, 13 West-Northwest 1 (2007)

The Uncertain Future of Water Rights in California: Reflections on the Governor's Commission Report, 36 McGeorge L. Rev. 43 (2005)

Dividing the Waters: The California Experience, 10 West-Northwest 141 (2004)

The Property Right in Water, 9 West-Northwest 1 (2002)

The Battle for Hetch Hetchy Goes to Congress, 6 West-Northwest 199 (2000)

The Shape of Transfers to Come: A Model Water Transfer Act for California, 4 West-Northwest 23 (1996)

Economic Incentives and Nonpoint Source Pollution, 2 West-Northwest 185 (1995)

The Market and the Community: Lessons from California's Drought Water Bank, 1 West-Northwest 17 (1994)

The Modern Era in California Water Law, 45 Hastings L.J. 249 (1994)

Foreword: Some Thoughts on International Environmental Law from the Perspective of a Domestic Practitioner, 14 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. (1991)

Transfers of Federal Reclamation Water: A Case Study of California's San Joaquin Valley, 21 Envtl. L. 911 (1991)

"In Search of Bigfoot": The Common Law Origins of Article X, Section 2 of the California Constitution, 17 Hastings Const. L.Q. 225 (1989)

A Primer on California Water Transfer Law, 31 Ariz. L. Rev. 745 (1989)

A Reconsideration of Instream Appropriative Water Rights in California, 16 Ecology L.Q. 667 (1989)

No Holier Temples: Protecting the National Parks Through Wild and Scenic River Designation, 58 U. Colo. L. Rev. 551 (1988)