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Research Handbook on International Water Law

Edited by Stephen C. McCaffrey, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, US, Christina Leb, Platform for International Water Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland and Riley T. Denoon, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, US
The Research Handbook on International Water Law surveys the field of the law of shared freshwater resources. In some thirty chapters, it covers subjects ranging from the general principles operative in the field and international groundwater law to the human right to water and whether international water law is prepared to cope with climate disruption. The authors are internationally recognized experts in the field, most with years of experience. The Research Handbook is edited by three scholars and practitioners whose publications and work deal with the law of international watercourses.
Extent: 584 pp
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Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78536 807 3
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  • Environment
  • Environmental Law
  • Law - Academic
  • Environmental Law
  • Water Law
The Research Handbook on International Water Law surveys the field of the law of shared freshwater resources. In some thirty chapters, it covers subjects ranging from the general principles operative in the field and international groundwater law to the human right to water and whether international water law is prepared to cope with climate disruption.

Its comprehensive survey of international water law links international water principles to case studies and examples from specific basins, to bring research into real-world relevancy. Different regional traditions and frameworks of international water law are presented in order to provide a global overview. The work is edited by three scholars and practitioners whose work deals with the law of international watercourses and features perspectives from distinguished experts in the field.

This Research Handbook will be a crucial resource for academics and researchers, students, relevant government agencies, and practitioners interested in water law and humanitarian law.
Contributors: L. Boisson de Chazournes, L. Caflisch, M. Curlier, L. del Castillo Laborde, J.W. Dellapenna, R.T. Denoon, G.M. Farnelli, B.K. Guthrie, J.G. Lammers, R. Larson, C. Leb, D.B. Magraw, M.M. Mbengue, S.C. McCaffrey, O. McIntyre, M. Milanés-Murcia, N. Odili, D. Padmanabhan, R.K. Paisley, C.O. Parseghian, G. Reichert, A. Rieu-Clarke, A.F.S. Russell, S.M.A. Salman, S.M. Schwebel, Y. Su, A. Tanzi, A.D. Tarlock, M. Tignino, P. Udomritthiruj, K. Uprety, S. Vinogradov, I.T. Winkler, P. Wouters, D.R. Ziganshina 
Contents:

Preface
Foreword by Stephen M. Schwebel

Introduction
Stephen C. McCaffrey, Christina Leb and Riley T. Denoon

Part I Evolution of International Water Law
1. From Treaty Practice to the UN Watercourses Convention
Alistair Rieu-Clarke

2. The Work of International Legal Expert Bodies
Joseph W. Dellapenna

3. The Global Water Treaties and their Relationship
Attila Tanzi

4. Inter-Jurisdictional Water Allocation in Federal Systems: Lessons for International Water Law
Rhett Larson and A. Dan Tarlock

Part II General Principles and Key Obligations of International Water Law
5. Intertwined General Principles
Stephen C. McCaffrey

6. Implementation of the General Duty to Cooperate
Christina Leb

7. Prior Notice and Related Issues
Lucius Caflisch

8. Environmental Protection and the Ecosystem Approach
Owen McIntyre

9. The application of the general principles and key obligations to internationally shared groundwater
María Milanés-Murcia

Part III International Water Law and its Relation With Other Areas of Law
10. Water and Multilateral Environmental Agreements: An Incomplete Jigsaw Puzzle
Daniel Barstow Magraw and Patsorn Udomritthiruj

11. International Water Law and Climate Disruption
A. Dan Tarlock

12. Water and International Trade Law
Daniel Barstow Magraw and Deepika Padmanabhan

13. Water in International Humanitarian Law
Mara Tignino

Part IV Human Right to Water and Vital Human Water Needs
14. The Human Right to Water
Inga T. Winkler

15. The Human Right to Water in a Transboundary Context
Anna F.S. Russell

16. The UNECE Protocol on Water and Health for the Implementation of the Right to Drinking Water and Sanitation
Attilla Tanzi and Gian Maria Farnelli

Part V Dispute Settlement and Compliance
17. The Permanent Court of International Justice, The International Court of Justice and international water law: Versatility in Consistency
Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

18. The Role of Scientific and Technical Experts
Cicely O. Parseghian and Benjamin K. Guthrie

19. The Implementation Mechanism and Committee Established Under the UNECE Convention on the Protection of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes
Johan G. Lammers

Part VI Regional Approaches
20. Creating Basin Mechanisms in Southern Africa
Richard K. Paisley and Maaria Curlier

21. West African Approaches to International Law and Treaty Practice
Makane Moïse Mbengue and Nwamaka Odili

22. The Nile Basin: Changing Legal Contours
Salman M.A. Salman

23. Europe: International Water Law and the EU Water Framework Directive
Götz Reichert

24. Central Asia: the Aral Sea Basin
Dinara R. Ziganshina

25. South Asian Water Treaty Practice: An Overview
Kishor Uprety

26. China’s International Water Relations
Yu Su

27. Transboundary Water Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Neighboring States: Legal and Institutional Frameworks
Sergei Vinogradov and Patricia Wouters

28. A Panoptic View of International Water Law in Latin America
Lilian del Castillo Laborde

29. A Long History of Cooperation between Canada and the United States on Boundary Waters
Richard K. Paisley

Index