The Scarcity of Water, Emerging Legal and Policy Responses

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Edward Brans
Kluwer Law International, May 14, 1997 - Law - 299 pages
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The threat of water scarcity touches human populations and ecosystems worldwide. This work overviews the various legal responses to conflicts involving water as a resource. It addresses the continuous development of water law in the face of new water shortage scares.

The distinguished team of contributors analyses the nature of the problem, international water law, legal and policy responses to water scarcity in selected regions, and the emergence of a new body of economic water law. Contributing experts in the field of water law and policy reveal the diverse and dynamic development of water law and the interaction between the legal and policy responses at the international, regional, and national levels.

A result of the conference `Scarcity of Water, International, European and National Legal Aspects' held at the Faculty of Law of the Erasmus University, Rotterdam in October 1995, this book also contains a selection of papers presented at the conference.

 

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Contents

The Major Issue of
3
Escalation of the problems
11
The state of fresh water in the Netherlands
17
What is the problem?
23
Conflicts of interest
34
Institutional and Legal Responses
43
Strategies to alleviate water scarcity
49
Outlook
56
Peace negotiations and treaties
154
Water distribution in Africa
167
Current Trends in United States Water
183
The special case of Indian tribes
189
Conclusion
195
Case law on water pollution based on neighbour law water
202
Conclusions
211
Recovery of cleanup costs of polluted river beds
219

Procedures to resolve interstate conflicts on water scarcity
62
the Gabcikovo case
67
Annex
76
The principle of equitable and reasonable utilization
83
The provisions on environmental protection
90
Concluding remarks
98
migration
109
The Nile as a Legal and Political Structure
121
The unravelling of the Nile Treaty system
126
Roots of the conflict and escalation
141
Scarcity of Water
224
Legal principles of access distribution allocation operation
230
Conclusions
240
Water as a commodity
246
Restricting water exports for conservation purposes
253
Water Conflicts Between Mexico and
260
The institutional framework
268
Global warming
274
The United Kingdom experiment
286
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