The Law and Governance of Water Resources : The Challenge of Sustainability

Fisher, Douglas (2009) The Law and Governance of Water Resources : The Challenge of Sustainability. New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series. IWA Publishing, Edward Elgar & IWA Publishing.

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To achieve the sustainable use and development of water resources is a daunting challenge for both the global and local communities. It requires commitments by all groups within the international, national and local communities from their own particular, possibly conflicting, perspectives. Without a set of coherent legal arrangements designed to ensure effective governance of water resources, their sustainable use and development are unlikely to be achieved. This study looks at how the legal arrangements for managing water resources have evolved across the continents over hundreds of years; 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.

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ID Code: 47779
Item Type: Book
ISBN: 9781847206299
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 15 Dec 2011 23:56
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2015 16:02

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