water rights Books

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Water rights administration. Experience, issues and guidelines (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesThis publication illustrates 'hands on' experience on, and offers preliminary guidelines for, the administration of systems of water rights and of the associated abstraction licensing and watewater disposal permiting legislation. It is directed at policy-makers, law-makers and government administrators so that ...

  • 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 ...

  • Land and water - the rights interface (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesFor rural livelihoods and for the pursuit of a wide range of development objectives, water and land are obviously closely related resources. Yet, despite the existence of huge literatures on both land tenure and water rights, a comparative analysis of these two subjects is underdeveloped, and the linkages are poorly ...

  • Water as a human right ?

    Formally acknowledging water as a human right could encourage the international community and governments to enhance their efforts to satisfy basic human needs and to meet the Millennium Development Goals. But critical questions arise in relation to a right to water. What would be the benefits and content of such a right? What mechanisms would be ...

  • Water as a Human Right?

    Formally acknowledging water as a human right could encourage the international community and governments to enhance their efforts to satisfy basic human needs and to meet the Millennium Development Goals. But critical questions arise in relation to a right to water. What would be the benefits and content of such a right? What mechanisms would be ...

  • 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 ...

  • Manual on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation for Water and Sanitation Practitioners

    The Manual on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation for Water and Sanitation Practitioners aims: • to introduce the principles and concepts contained in the United Nations resolutions recognizing the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation (HRWS) • to clarify the language and terminology used in the promotion of human ...

  • 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 ...

  • Meeting the Water Reform Challenge

    Water policies around the world are in urgent need of reform. Despite improvements in some sectors and countries, progress on meeting national, regional and international goals for managing and securing access to water for all has been uneven. Rallying policymakers around a positive water reform agenda needs to be a high priority and calls for ...

  • 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. ...

  • Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment

    The main focus of Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment is to explore the untold stories of groundwater arsenic in view of its poisonous nature for human health, social implications, exposure and risk assessment, worldwide concentrations with space-time dimension, micro level GIS application in spatial arsenic concentration, policy ...

  • Community Based Water Management and Social Capital

    Community Based Water Management and Social Capitalprovides scientific understanding of community based water management and how to secure responsible management to satisfy quality and quantity requirements.  It shows how  community based water management can be synchronized with public water service, by introducing the most recent field ...

  • Globalization and Cities; Vol 14, No 1 of the journal Environment and Urbanization

    This includes case studies of how globalization is affecting Karachi, Luanda, Buenos Aires, Windhoek and cities in Pacific Asia and influencing social exclusion in Johannesburg and Faisalabad. It also has papers on the evasion of corporate responsibility in Bhopal and on the role of cities and city-networks in globalization.There are also papers ...

  • Against the Current

    In 1981 Chile's military government dictated a new Water Code that radically changed the country's previous water rights system by strengthening private property rights, favoring market incentives, and reducing state regulation. Against the Current: Privatization, Water Markets, and the State in Chile is the first empirical and ...

  • Financing Water to 2030: Charting the changing flows of public and private capital to water infrastructure

    The paradigm for financing water infrastructure is changing. As the need for investment is becoming more urgent, governments are finding themselves increasingly constrained by their over stretched balance sheets. At the same time demographic change is driving demand for investments which can deliver a steady yield with a low degree of risk – ...

  • 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. ...

  • Sax, Thompson, Leshy and Abrams` Legal Control of Water Resources, 4th

    This thoroughly updated and revised edition contains expanded sections on water markets and the legal controversies swirling around them, as well as extensive new material on both the legislative regulation of groundwater and local groundwater management. The chapter on public rights has grown in light of increased concern for instream uses, new ...

  • Environmental Law and Practice, 2d (Vols. 23 and 24, Washington Practice Series)

    Provides in-depth analysis of state and federal statutes governing Washington environmental law, including extended discussions on business transactions, bankruptcy, and insurance. Chapters are devoted to.organization of Washington environmental agencies, Puget Sound Water Quality Authority, environmental law and tribal rights, environmental ...

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