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Water Law

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Water Law

9781783476992 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Joseph W. Dellapenna, Visiting Professor of Law, Peking University Transnational School of Law, China, Director of the Model Water Code Project of the American Society of Civil Engineers, US and Rapporteur of the Berlin Rules on Water Resources and Joyeeta Gupta, Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam and Professor of Law and Policy in Water Resources and Environment, IHE-Delft Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands
Publication Date: July 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78347 699 2 Extent: c 528 pp
This volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law provides thorough and detailed coverage of the changing meanings and roles of water law, from the local to the global. It examines the rules of ownership, rights of use, and dispute resolution that address access, allocation, and protection of water resources. Written by leading scholars and practitioners from across the globe, this authoritative volume will be a vital resource for all scholars and students of environmental law.

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This volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law provides thorough and detailed coverage of the changing meanings and roles of water law, from the local to the global. It examines the rules of ownership, rights of use, and dispute resolution that address access, allocation, and protection of water resources.

Written by leading scholars and practitioners from across the globe, the volume is organised into thematic parts, beginning with an overview of fundamental concepts in water law, as well as pervasive issues such as the interplay of water law, governance and politics, and the water-energy nexus. Entries then discuss topics in international, regional, and national water law, before exploring broader questions about the intersections between water law and areas such as development, infrastructure, and indigenous rights. The volume also offers insights into potential future directions of water law and governance in response to the increasingly pressing ecological issues.

This authoritative volume will be a vital resource for all scholars and students of environmental law. Practitioners, policy makers and water managers will also find its accessible discussion of complex topics in water law particularly beneficial.
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‘This is a “must have” resource for anyone interested in water law, whether domestic, transnational, or international. Impressive in its scope, this volume covers everything from doctrinal nuance to the broad relationships between water law and global security, human rights, disaster response, and sustainability. The book both challenges and inspires the reader, and offers clear-eyed recommendations to empower water law to play a key role in institutionalizing cooperation and pre-empting conflict among nations of the earth.’
– Christine A. Klein, University of Florida, Levin College of Law, US

‘This book, edited by two well-known experts in the field, is a very welcome addition to the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law series. It has lucidly written chapters on the relevant general international law as well as detailed chapters on regional and national water law regimes. It should be in the library of all who follow international water and environmental law.’
– Robbie Sabel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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Contributors include: A. Abdulloev, R. Boelens, H.J. Bosch, N. Chemayeva, K. Conti, B. Cosens, G. Cuadrado-Quesada, P. Cullet, J. Dell’Angelo, J.W. Dellapenna, D.J. Devlaeminck, R. dos Santos, L. Godden, J. Gupta, E. Hey, D. Huitema, M. Hurlbert, B. Ismoilov, B. Janusz-Pawletta, M. Kidd, F.M. Lancieri, R. Larson, O. McIntyre, D. Misiedjan, P. Obani, N. Osmonova, A. Quintavalla, L. Salamé, S. Schmeier, M. Schoderer, K. Schwartz, J. Sehring, B. Sharipova, F. Shirani Bidabadi, L. Slobodian, O. Spijkers, R.M. Stephan, R. Stoa, J. Talbot-Jones, M. Tutusaus, F. van den Brandeler, M. Van Rijswijk, E. Velázquez-Hernandez, L. Zhang

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