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International Water Law

Edited by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Professor of International Law and Mara Tignino, Reader, Platform for International Water Law/Geneva Water Hub, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland
This collection brings together writings from leading water law experts around the world to assess the law applicable to the uses, management and protection of water resources. Exploring the diverse aspects of this, from human rights to international economic law and peace and security, International Water Law comprehensively covers the multi-level facets of water resource management and protection in its wider scope.
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  • Environment
  • Environmental Law
  • Water
  • Law - Academic
  • Environmental Law
  • Public International Law
  • Water Law
This collection brings together writings from leading water law experts around the world to assess the law applicable to the uses, management and protection of water resources. Exploring the diverse aspects of this, from human rights to international economic law and peace and security, International Water Law comprehensively covers the multi-level facets of water resource management and protection in its wider scope.

A must for all international water law academics, researchers and practitioners, this title includes all the seminal articles in the area and an original introduction by the editors to provide an invaluable and essential research tool.
39 articles, dating from 1972 to 2014
Contributors include: E. Brown Weiss, L. Caflisch, C. de Albuquerque, S.C. McCaffrey, O. McIntyre, S.M.A. Salman, D. Shelton, F. Sindico, A. Tanzi
Contents:

Volume I

Acknowledgements

Introduction
Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Mara Tignino

PART I NOTIONS AND PRINCIPLES
1. Eyal Benvenisti (1996), ‘Collective Action in the Utilization of Shared Freshwater: The Challenges of International Water Resources Law’, American Journal of International Law, 90 (3), July, 384–415

2. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (2009), ‘Freshwater and International Law: The Interplay Between Universal, Regional and Basin Perspectives’, United Nations World Water Development Report 3: Water in a Changing World, Paris, France: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1–10

3. Charles B. Bourne (1996), ‘The International Law Association’s Contribution to International Water Resources Law’, Natural Resources Journal, 36 (2), Spring, 155–216

4. Stephen C. McCaffrey (1996), ‘The Harmon Doctrine One Hundred Years Later: Buried, Not Praised’, Natural Resources Journal, 36 (3), Summer, 549–90

PART II INTERNATIONAL WATERCOURSES AND LAKES
5. Maurizio Arcari (1997), ‘The Codification of the Law of International Watercourses: The Draft Articles Adopted by the International Law Commission’, Anuario de Derecho Internacional, XIII, 3–32

6. Lucius Caflisch (1998), ‘Regulation of the Uses of International Watercourses’, in Salman M.A. Salman and Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (eds), International Watercourses: Enhancing Cooperation and Managing Conflict, Proceedings of a World Bank Seminar, World Bank Technical Paper Number 414, Chapter One, Washington, DC: World Bank, 3–16

7. ‘Draft Articles on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses’ (1996), in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1994, Volume II, Part Two: Report of the Commission to the General Assembly on the Work of its Forty-Sixth Session, Chapter III, Section D, New York, NY and Geneva, Switzerland: United Nations, 89–135

8. ‘Introduction’, ‘Sovereignty Over Water’, ‘Independencies in the Water Cycle’, ‘The Value of Water’, ‘Water and Culture’, ‘Cooperation as Allocation’, ‘Cooperation as Salvation’, ‘Cooperation as Opportunity’, ‘Cooperation and Participation of Stakeholders’, ‘Framework for the Integrated Management of International Watercourses’, ‘A Human Right to Water’, ‘Water and Security’ and ‘Water for Peace – Peace for Water’ (2000), in National Sovereignty and International Watercourses, The Hague, Netherlands: Green Cross International, Chapters 1–13, March, 16–59

9. Patricia K. Wouters (1992), ‘Allocation of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses: Efforts at Codification and the Experience of Canada and the United States’, Canadian Yearbook of International Law, 30, December, 43–88

PART III TRANSBOUNDARY GROUNDWATERS
10. Gabriel E. Eckstein (2007), ‘Commentary on the U.N. International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers’, Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, 18 (3), 537–610

11. Owen McIntyre (2011), ‘International Water Resources Law and the International Law Commission Draft Articles on Transboundary Aquifers: A Missed Opportunity for Cross-Fertilisation?’, International Community Law Review, 13 (3), 237–54

12. Francesco Sindico (2011), ‘The Guarani Aquifer System and the International Law of Transboundary Aquifers’, International Community Law Review, 13 (3), 255–72

PART IV ACCESS TO WATER, NON-STATE ACTORS AND WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
13. Carl Bruch (2005), ‘Evolution of Public Involvement in International Watercourse Management’, in Carl Bruch, Libor Jansky, Mikiyasu Nakayama and Kazimierz A. Salewicz (eds), Public Participation in the Governance of International Freshwater Resources, Chapter 2, Tokyo, Japan: United Nations University Press, 21–72

14. Catarina de Albuquerque (2010), ‘Report of the Independent Expert on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Related to Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation’, United Nations General Assembly, Human Rights Council Fifteenth Session, Report GE.10-14831, New York, NY: United Nations, 1–22

15. Christina Leb (2012), ‘The Right to Water in a Transboundary Context: Emergence of Seminal Trends’, Water International, 37 (6), October, 640–53

16. Stephen McCaffrey (1992), ‘A Human Right to Water: Domestic and International Implications’, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, 5 (1), 1–24

17. Dinah Shelton (2013), ‘Water Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities’, in Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Christina Leb and Mara Tignino (eds), International Law and Freshwater: The Multiple Challenges, Chapter 5, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 69–94

18. Attila Tanzi (2010), ‘Reducing the Gap Between International Water Law and Human Rights Law: The UNECE Protocol on Water and Health’, International Community Law Review, 12 (3), 267–85

19. Mara Tignino (2014), ‘The Right to Water and Sanitation in Post-Conflict Legal Mechanisms: An Emerging Regime?’, in Erika Weinthal, Jessica Troell and Mikiyasu Nakayama (eds), Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, Part 5, Abingdon, UK and New York, NY: Earthscan, 383–402





Volume II

Acknowledgements

An introduction to both volumes by the editors appears in Volume I

PART I WATER AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW
1. Cynthia Baumann (2001), ‘Water Wars: Canada’s Upstream Battle to Ban Bulk Water Export’, Minnesota Journal of Global Trade, 10, Winter, 109–32

2. Edith Brown Weiss (2005), ‘Water Transfers and International Trade Law’, in Edith Brown Weiss, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder (eds), Fresh Water and International Economic Law, Chapter 3, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 61–89

3. Philippe Cullet and Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri (2005), ‘Local Communities and Water Investments’, in Edith Brown Weiss, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder (eds), Fresh Water and International Economic Law, Chapter 13, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 303–32

4. Valerie Hughes and Gabrielle Marceau (2013), ‘WTO and Trade in Natural Resources’, in Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Christina Leb and Mara Tignino (eds), International Law and Freshwater: The Multiple Challenges, Chapter 14, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 266–97

5. Francesco Sindico (2007), ‘Water Export Bans for Environmental Purposes Before the WTO: A Reflection of the Difficult Relationship Between Trade and Environment’, Revue Hellénique de Droit International, 60, 153–72

6. Jorge E. Vinuales (2009), ‘Access to Water in Foreign Investment Disputes’, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, 21 (4), 733–51

PART II WATER AND THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
7. Richard B. Bilder (1972), ‘Controlling Great Lakes Pollution: A Study in United States-Canadian Environmental Cooperation’, Michigan Law Review, 70 (3), January, 469–556

8. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Christina Leb and Mara Tignino (2011), ‘Environmental Protection and Access to Water: The Challenges Ahead’, in Michael R. Van der Valk and Penelope Keenan (eds), The Right to Water and Water Rights in a Changing World, Chapter 2, Delft, Netherlands: UNESCO, 9–24

9. Johan G. Lammers (1984), ‘Treaty Law’, in Pollution of International Watercourses: A Search for Substantive Rules and Principles of Law, Chapter IV, The Hague, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff, 89–123

10. Ludwik A. Teclaff (1976), ‘Harmonizing Water Resources Development and Use with Environmental Protection in Municipal and International Law’, Natural Resources Journal, 16 (4), October, 807–61

PART III WATER AND INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION
11. Dante A. Caponera (1985), ‘Patterns of Cooperation in International Water Law: Principles and Institutions’, Natural Resources Journal, 25 (3), July, 563–87

12. Lilian del Castillo Laborde (2008), ‘The Rio de la Plata River Basin: The Path Towards Basin Institutions’, in Olli Varis, Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas (eds), Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes, Chapter 11, Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag, 269–92

13. Ellen Hey (2009), ‘Multi-Dimensional Public Governance Arrangements for the Protection of the Transboundary Aquatic Environment in the European Union: The Changing Interplay Between European and Public International Law’, International Organizations Law Review, 6 (1), 191–223

14. Makane Moïse Mbengue (2014), ‘A Model for African Shared Water Resources: The Senegal River Legal System’, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 23 (1), April, 59–66

15. Salman M.A. Salman (2009), ‘The Notification Process’ and ‘Objections to Bank-Financed Projects’, in The World Bank Policy for Projects on International Waterways: An Historical and Legal Analysis, Chapters 5–6, Washington, DC: World Bank, 105–60

PART IV INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY, AND DISPUTE SETTLEMENT
16. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (2013), ‘Dispute Settlement Procedures and Fresh Water: Multiplicity and Diversity at Stake’, in Nerina Boschiero, Tullio Scovazzi, Cesare Pitea and Chiara Ragni (eds), International Courts and the Development of International Law: Essays in Honour of Tullio Treves, Part III, The Hague, Netherlands: Asser Press, 109–20

17. Jutta Brunnée and Stephen J. Toope, (1997), ‘Environmental Security and Freshwater Resources: Ecosystem Regime Building’, American Journal of International Law, 91 (1), January, 26–59

18. Salman M.A. Salman (2013), ‘Mediation of International Water Disputes — The Indus, the Jordan, and the Nile Basins Interventions’, in Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Christina Leb and Mara Tignino (eds), International Law and Freshwater: The Multiple Challenges, Chapter 18, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 360–405

19. Jeffrey D. Stein (2011), ‘Waging Waterfare: Israel, Palestinians, and the Need for a New Hydro-Logic to Govern Water Rights Under Occupation’, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, 44 (1), 165–217

20. Mara Tignino (2010), ‘Water, International Peace, and Security’, International Review of the Red Cross, 92 (879), September, 647–74

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