The Scarcity of Water, Emerging Legal and Policy Responses
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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The Major Issue of
Escalation of the problems
The state of fresh water in the Netherlands
What is the problem?
Conflicts of interest
Institutional and Legal Responses
Strategies to alleviate water scarcity
Peace negotiations and treaties
Water distribution in Africa
Current Trends in United States Water
The special case of Indian tribes
Case law on water pollution based on neighbour law water
Recovery of cleanup costs of polluted river beds
Procedures to resolve interstate conflicts on water scarcity
the Gabcikovo case
The principle of equitable and reasonable utilization
The provisions on environmental protection
The Nile as a Legal and Political Structure
The unravelling of the Nile Treaty system
Roots of the conflict and escalation
Scarcity of Water
Legal principles of access distribution allocation operation
Water as a commodity
Restricting water exports for conservation purposes
Water Conflicts Between Mexico and
The institutional framework
The United Kingdom experiment