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Sustainable Water Resources Governance and the Law

By: D Fisher

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Nov 2009 | #179459 | ISBN-13: 9781847206299
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This study looks at how the legal arrangements for managing water resources have evolved across the continents over hundreds of years. It examines their relevance for contemporary society, how the norms of current international and national legal regimes are responding and, most importantly, how legal rights and duties should be structured so as to achieve sustainability in the future.


Part I: The Challenge of Sustainable Water Resources Governance 1. Water Resources Governance in Context
2. The Conceptual Framework of Sustainability
3. Governance for Sustainable Development
Part II: The Formal Structure of Water Resources Governance
4. The Doctrinal Foundations of Water Resources Law
5. The Range of Functions Performed by States
6. Individual Water Rights
7. Water Entitlements
Part III: The Normative Structure of International Arrangements 8. Norms of International Law
9. Norms in Interstate Agreements
Part IV: The Normative Structure of Arrangements Within States 10. Normative Arrangements in Federal Jurisdictions
11. Normative Arrangements in Unitary Jurisdictions
Part V: Evolving International Arrangements for Water Resources Governance
12. The Dynamics of the International Legal System
13. The Dynamics of Interstate Agreements
Part VI: Evolving National Arrangements for Water Resources Governance
14. Grundnorms Underlying Water Resources Development
15. Planning for Water Resources Development
16. Water Rights as Regulatory Instruments
Part VII: Towards Sustainable Water Resources Governance
17. Evolving Statutory Structures for Water Resources Governance 18. The Need for Doctrinal Innovation
19. Models of Doctrinal Innovation

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