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The Scarcity of Water: Emerging Legal and Policy Responses


Series: International Environmental Law and Policy Volume: 40

Edited By: Edward HP Brans, Esther J de Haan, Jan Rinzema and André Nollkaemper

299 pages, Figs, tabs

Kluwer Law International

Hardback | May 1997 | #86803 | ISBN: 904110657X
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Providing an overview of the various legal responses to conflicts involving the use of water resources, this text analyzes the continuous development of water law in the face of new threats of water shortages. The book is 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. It contains a selection papers presented at the conference and several additional contributions on the issues of water law and policy.


Part 1 State of the problem: The global water crisis - the major issue of the 21st century. A growing and explosive problem, H.L.F. Saeijs, M.J. van Berkel; Water scarcity - challenges for the future, M. Falkenmark. Part 2 International Water Law: Water scarcity - institutional and legal responses, S.C.McCaffrey; Interstate conflicts on water scarcity , A. Kiss; The protection of international watercourses as sources of fresh water in the interest of future generations, M.O. Kroes; Securing access to safe drinking water through trade and international migration, P.J.I.M. de Waart. Part 3 Water scarcity in selected river basins: Water scarcity and the Nile basin, J.W. Dellapenna; Water as a source of international conflicts in the Middle East, H. Donkers; Middle East water problems - the Jordan River, S.C. McCaffrey; Water scarcity and water managements in Africa, C.O. Okidi. Part 4 Water scarcity in selected regions:Allocation of water rights in the United States, D. Tarlock; Liability in Tort for the detrimental use of fresh water resources under Dutch law, in domestic and international cases, J.M. van Dunne; Liability for damage to river beds in the Netherlands, G. Betlem; Disputing water rights - scarcity of water in Nepal hill irrigation, F. von Benda-Beckmann et al. Part 5 Water scarcity and Economic Law: Balancing between free trade in water and the protection of water resources in GATT, E.J. de Haan; Water conflicts between NAFTA countries - Mexico and the United States, R. Sanchez; Privatization of drinking water supply in Europe, L. Hancher.

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