water law Books

  • US Water Law: An Introduction

    Providing a concise description of different aspects of law and policy, this volume reviews the different systems for determining water rights in the United States. The book looks at the systems used in the west, which take into account the arid nature of the climate and the vast amount of government-owned property, and contrast those against ...

  • Issues in water law reform (En )

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  • Modern water rights. Theory and pratice (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesThis publication offers a fresh look at the theory and practice of modern water rights, from a comparative law angle. It sheds light on a number of key features of such rights, and draws out and discusses the relevant problematic issues. It will be of inspiration and use in the process of reforming water laws in ...

  • Sources of international water law (En )

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesThis publication provides the text of general conventions, declarations, resolutions and decisions adopted by international organizations, international non-governmental organizations and international and arbitral tribunals on international rivers, lakes, relevant basins and underground aquifers. It provides easy ...

  • The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water

    The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water presents an overview of global trends in water law and policy and assesses current global water governance. It provides an historic understanding of how and why after 5,000 years of water governance, that governance still has not reached stability. It identifies the key research questions for water ...

  • Principles of Water Law and Administration, National International, Second Edition: revised and updated by Marcella Nanni

    A multidisciplinary resource, Principles of Water Law and Administration, Second Edition explores the general issues and principles of water law and administration at national and international level, highlighting current legal and institutional aspects of water resources management. The new edition emphasizes areas of growing topical importance, ...

  • United States Water Law: An Introduction

    Because demand for and access to quality water far exceeds the current supply, it is increasingly critical to understand the state and federal laws and policies that govern water rights. From farming, fishing, and biology to manufacturing, mine operation, and public water supply, water regulation affects all strata of society. ...

  • Rule: Reforming water governance

    This toolkit will introduce readers to the central role played by policy, law and institutions in designing and implementing good governance for water resources. It will guide users through approaches to reforming water governance, including useful mechanisms for incorporating environmental considerations into water laws and policies. It is ...

  • International Trade in Water Rights

    International Trade in Water Rights provides a new approach to the questions raised by international water transfer projects:  to whom does water belong? More precisely, what rules should govern international water transfers from transboundary watercourses? These issues are usually studied through the lenses of international trade ...

  • Wet Growth: Should Water Law Control Land Use?

    It is unrealistic and unwise to believe that water law will or should govern land use decisions, or alternatively that land use planning and regulation will or should govern water management. Nonetheless, the initially unsettling question of whether one area of law and policy should control the other provokes discussion and reflection on both why ...

  • Water Markets in Mexico: Opportunities and Constraints Free to Non-OECD Country

    In 1992, the Government of Mexico initiated a new national water law which decentralised water resources management and allowed the market transfer of water-use concessions between individual irrigators. These reforms were expected to improve water resources management through greater user participation in irrigation management, as well as to ...

  • Beyond Litigation: Case Studies in Water Rights Disputes

    Actual case studies teach techniques on how and how not to resolve water rights disputes, which occur frequently throughout the United States. These disputes often pit jurisdiction against jurisdiction in expensive, time-consuming litigation full of uncertainty and lengthy delays. To make matters worse, the verdicts are usually long in coming, and ...

  • Climate Change and Water Resources

    Climate Change and Water Resources is written by expert authors from around the world and examines the full scope of climate change science, the impacts on the water sector, and all available mitigation and adaptation strategies. Each chapter provides an analysis of the issues raised and is supported by appropriate examples and case studies.   ...

  • Water Regulation - The Laws of Australia, 2nd

    Water Regulation - The Laws of Australia is the only current and comprehensive study of water law across all Australian jurisdictions. Legislation and policy relating to water is currently undergoing significant modification. The thorough treatment provided in this user-friendly text brings you up to date with critical changes already in place and ...

  • Water Institutions: Policies, Performance and Prospects

    This study is a major first attempt to address the many issues associated with the institutional innovation in water resource management comprehensively and in depth. It is a global survey and assessment of the structure, evolution, and performance of water institutions in regional, national, and international settings. It includes: an analysis ...

  • Law of Water Rights and Resources (Environmental Law Series)

    This treatise offers insights into the regulation and administration of water rights, along with water allocation and distribution law. It includes expert presentation of the major water doctrines, detailed analysis of water allocation law, proprietary water rights, federal water resource regulation, and water resource ...

  • Water Resources Perspectives: Evaluation, Management and Policy

    Many countries in the world have made great efforts, to remedy the water shortage, by providing financial and technical backing, for water desalination, treatment of wastewater and improved management and conservation techniques. Water ministries, universities and research centres have supported scientific research, and applied the most recent ...

  • Managing Urban Water Supply

    This is an introductory level book for those primarily interested in the provision of urban water. Topics include pricing, supply cost, industrial use, subsidence, water markets, drinking water regulation, market regulation, finance, and water provider organization. Early chapters present the basic theory, using urban water examples, necessary for ...

  • Climate and Water

    Climate and Water: Transboundary Challenges in the Americas explores some of the ways that climate, hydrology, and water resource management converge at the borders between jurisdictions and countries in the western Hemisphere. This book is unique in focusing on case studies of climate-hydrology-water resource management in diverse contexts in ...

  • Navigating Government Water Rights Issues: Leading Experts on Improving Water Quality, Resolving Water Disputes, and Allocating Water Supplies for Users (Inside the Minds)

    This product provides perspective on the strategic thinking behind appropriating water supplies and regulating usage by citizens. Featuring legal and governmental water experts from across the country, this book provides a broad yet comprehensive overview of the challenges unique to protecting water quality and ensuring availability for all users. ...

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