water management law Articles

  • Senix Water Level Sensors Drive Irrigation Automation Project

    Australia’s Water Crisis Irrigation management is serious business in Australia especially within the Murray-Darling Basin, a 1,000,000 square kilometer watershed that is home to Australia’s most productive agricultural land. The basin’s 23 rivers have ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • The marine environment and ballast water management law

    This article contains a study of international and national measures dealing with the potential threat of pollution and the introduction of alien species that may come from the discharge of improperly treated ballast water. Ballast water management policy, law and coastal biosecurity strategies are considered. There are challenges to achieving the ideals of ballast water laws, as correctly ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Principles of international water law: creating effective transboundary water resources management

    This article summarises the principles of international water law related to transboundary water resources management and analyses to what extent these principles are incorporated in recent international conventions and treaties. The study reveals that principle of equitable and reasonable utilisation, obligation not to cause significant harm, principles of cooperation, information exchange, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • The 7 Tips for Highly Effective Stormwater Management By-Laws

    ABSTRACT The Stormwater Phase II Final Rule, which applies to small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) in “urbanized areas”, requires communities across the country to adopt local legislation that will control the harmful effects of stormwater runoff and prohibit non-stormwater pollution from entering the drainage system. Adopting a thoughtful and comprehensive stormwater by-law ...

  • Biotechnology and International Law

    As its title suggests, this book deals with possible impacts of modern biotechnology on international law and how international law can be adapted to meet the new challenges presented by such technology. It grew out of a collective research project in the period between 2003 and 2005 by a number of scholars and experts in this field, including academics, practitioners and officials of ...


  • Population and water in the Middle East: the challenge and opportunity for law

    Although it is commonplace today to argue that population growth drives many or most environmental problems, Jane Jacobs has questioned the prevailing view, noting that the empirical evidence for it is actually rather slim. This article presents a case study of the pressures that population places on water in the Middle East, concluding that the countries of the region suffer from inappropriate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The customary international law of transboundary fresh waters

    Drawing upon the experience of a century, nations have constructed a customary international law for transboundary fresh water resources built around the principle of equitable utilisation. The earliest complete formulation of this body of law was as the Helsinki Rules on the Uses of International Rivers of the International Law Association of 1966. Like all customary law, this body of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Third Wave of Normativity in Global Water Law

    To meet the challenges of the increased competition for the planet's freshwater resources, it is necessary to align international water law with the United Nation's sustainable development goals (SDGs).1 This work considers the evolution of the duty to cooperate in the context of shared transboundary waters and argues that we now witness the emergence of the duty to cooperate in the peaceful ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rising to the challenge of water security: international (water) law in need of refinement

    The sustainable management of the worlds freshwater resources is one of the most daunting challenges faced by the global community. Increasing local and transboundary tensions over the control of water not only cause disruptions in socio–economic development, but also threaten the very foundation of international security. However, this crisis is also a time of opportunity – the opportunity to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managed aquifer recharge: the widening gap between law and policy in India

    The past decade has witnessed discussions on various options to overcome groundwater depletion, such as rainwater harvesting (RWH) and ‘artificial recharge’ methods. This paper addresses law and policy issues relating to managed aquifer recharge (MAR). Based on an analysis of the National Water Policy of India and water polices and laws of the Indian states, a concrete case study, namely ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Transforming potential conflict into cooperation potential: the role of international water law

    International river basins cover more than half of the land’s surface. With nearly 300 major watercourses shared by two or more states and ever-increasing demand on the world’s diminishing water resources, there may be some justification in the assertion by certain commentators that “water wars” are imminent in the near future. The UN forecasts that more than half of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Subject Index: Environmental Law Review 13 (2011)

    Aberdeen bypass 117-118 Access, coastal 224. 326 Access, public 137 Access to information see Freedom of information Access to justice 74, 115-123, 234-235 see also Public participation ACReS (Agricultural Carbon Reduction Scheme) 15 AD (anaerobic digestion) 131, 142,237-238,238-239 Adaptive management 159 Advertising green claims guidance 146 misleading 229 Advisory ...


  • Science and Environmental Law Collaboration Across the Double Helix

    Keywords: Science and environmental law scholarship, interdisciplinary collaboration, history of science and environmental law, science and judges, law and science, risk and precaution, science and policymaking, reflexive learning and interdisciplinary working Abstract: Science engages both substantially and methodologically with environmental law more than with any ...


  • Integrating water resources management

    The intention of this book is to showcase some of the most interesting aspects of IWRM in relation to the development and adoption of strategies and methodologies. Other related publications provide additional insights, see for example, the STRIVER website (www.striver.no) and the edited collection by Gooch and Stålnacke, (2010) on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Preventive diplomacy, international relations, conflict resolution and international water law: implications for success and failure of the Israeli-Palestinian water conflict

    After the cold war, environmental conflicts have become a predominant issue for analysis as a function of state security, negotiation, conflict resolution and preventive diplomacy. Conflicts over water are perhaps one of the most dominant issues in the environment-security dialectic. Specifically, water conflicts in the Middle East are of very serious concern given the aridity of the region, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dynamic cooperation in international law and the shadow of state sovereignty in the context of transboundary waters (Part 2)

    Introduction Part 1 International law and the duty to cooperate Origins of the duty to cooperate in international law Transboundary water resources management as a case study for the duty to cooperate: sovereignty as the grand challenge The global water challenge with a focus on transboundary water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law

    The updated Toxic Substances Control Act brings new hope for protecting Americans’ health and environment. Here's what it does — and doesn’t — do. “This is a big deal,” said President Barack Obama as he signed into ...


    By Ensia

  • Impacts of environmental laws on land development and developers in Dhaka City, Bangladesh

    The fast paced land and housing development projects in Dhaka City since 1980s had generated irregularities in developers' real estate projects and policy deviations in the Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan (DMDP). This paper explores the causes of the irregularities and reasons that trapped many buyers in the developers' unauthorised housing projects and violation of some regulations. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • In the image of the market: the Chilean model of water resources management

    Chile's free-market Water Code turned 20 years old in October 2001. This anniversary was an important milestone for both Chilean and international debates about water policy, because Chile has become the world's leading example of the free-market approach to water law and economics and water resources management - the textbook case of treating water rights, not merely as private property, but ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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