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Christopher Dalbom, Scott Hemmerling, and Joshua Lewis. "Community Resettlement Prospects in Southeast Louisiana: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Legal, Cultural, and Demographic Aspects of Moving Individuals and Communities." a white paper by the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy. September 23, 2014.

New Finding of Facts and Conclusions of Law from Deepwater Horizon Trial Finds BP was Grossly Negligent & is Exposed to Clean Water Act Penalties at a Higher Rate. A summary sheet from the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, September 5, 2014.

Mark S. Davis, John Driscoll, and Harry Vorhoff. "Financing the Future: Turning Coastal Restoration and Protection Plans Into Realities: The Cost of Comprehensive Coastal Restoration and Protection" the first in an occasional series of white papers by the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy. August 18, 2014. 

Mark S. Davis. "At the Borders--The New Horizons of Water Management and Water Law," Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 24 No 1 2014. 

Jordan Diamond, Teresa Chan, and Christopher Dalbom "Funding Deepwater Horizon Restoration & Recovery: How Much, Going Where, For What?" a white paper by the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy and the Environmental Law Institute. May 7, 2014.

Promise, Purpose, and Challenge: Putting the RESTORE Act into Context for the Communities and Ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico,” a white paper by the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy. April 8, 2013. 

Mark S. Davis and Michael Pappas, Escaping the Sporhase Maze:  Protecting State Waters Within the Commerce Clause, Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 73, Issue 1, (2012).  

Mark S. Davis, Lessons Unlearned:  The Legal and Policy Legacy of the BP Deep Water Horizon Spill, Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment, Washington and Lee Law School, Vol. 3, Issue 2, (2012).  

Ann Yoachim & Allen, C.E. III. "Rights-Based Approaches to Community Development." Rights-Based Approaches to Public Health. Ed. E. Beracochea, MD, MPH. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 333-344 (2011). 

 Mark Davis and James Wilkins, A Defining Resource:  Louisiana’s Place in the Coming Water Economy, Loyola (New Orleans) Law Review, Vol. 57 (2011).  

Mark Davis, “Coastal Restoration and Protection and the Future of New Orleans”, Chapter 12, Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita, Amy Liu, Roland V. Anglin, Richard M. Mizelle, and Allison Plyer, Editors, Brookings Institution Press, Washington DC (2011).  

Mark Davis, To the Heart of the Matter:  Coastal Restoration and the Future of New Orleans.  Published by the Brookings Institution and the New Orleans Community Data Center as part of their New Orleans at Five project, (August 2010).   

Mark Davis, Changing CurrentsPerspectives on the State of Water Law and Policy in the 21st Century—Introduction, Tulane Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 23, Issue 2 (2010)   

Mark Davis Security, Resilience and Opportunity:  Planning For Water in Louisiana.  An Issue Paper of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy, January 28, 2010.   

Mark Davis with Ronald G. Gouget, David W. Chambers, Larry F. Champagne, William Desvouges, Judi L. Durda, William H. Hyatt, Jr., Rachel Jacobsen, Larry Kapustka, and Rose M. Longoria, Effective Coordination and Cooperation Between Ecological Risk Assessments and Natural Resource Damage Assessments:  A New Synthesis, Society of Toxicology and Chemistry Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, (October 2009).  

Mark Davis, A Toe in the Water: A Primer on Louisiana Riparian Law and Emerging Issues. 59th Mineral Law Institute, Louisiana State University Law Center, (October 2009).  

Mark Davis, Preparing for Apportionment:  Lessons from the Catawba River, Sea Grant Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 2.1 (June 2009). 

Mark Davis, Not by Accident: Building a Sustainable New Orleans, The American Prospect Magazine (March 2009). 

Mark Davis, To What End: Resilience, Tradeoffs, and the Lessons of Katrina, 141 Univ Council on Water Resources Journals of Contemporary Water Resources & Education 31 (March 2009). 

Mark Davis, A Whole New Ballgame: Coastal Restoration, Storm Protection, and the Legal Landscape After Katrina. Louisiana Law Review. Vol.68; No.2. (Winter 2008). 

Facing the Future: Recommendations on the White House Council on Environmental Quality, A Report to the President-Elect. Conclusions of a Colloquium held at Mt. Vernon. October 2008. 

Institute Reports and Updates 

2009-2010 Annual Report 


Davis, M. (2007, December 17) Collapse and Opportunity: Louisiana's Environment at the Starting Line. Prepared For Governor-elect Jindal's Transition Team on Economic Transition: Environmental Group

Davis, M. (2007, December 3) Partnering for a Purpose. Prepared For Governor-elect Jindal's Transition Team on Hurricane Protection and Coastal Restoration

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