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Water Law for the Twenty-First Century: National and International Aspects of Water Law Reform in India

ISBN13: 9780415477536
Published: November 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00
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In the face of growing freshwater scarcity, most countries of the world are taking steps to conserve their water and foster its sustainable use. Water crises range from concerns of drinking water availability and/or quality, the degradation or contamination of freshwater, and the allocation of water to different users. To meet the challenge, many countries are undergoing systemic changes to the use of freshwater and the provision of water services, thereby leading to greater commercialization of the resource as well as a restructuring of the legal, regulatory, technical and institutional frameworks for water.

The contributions to this book critically analyze legal issues arising under international law, such as environment and human rights provisions, concerning the economic, environmental and social consequences of proposed water regulatory changes and their implementation at the national level.

The book examines the situation in India which is currently in the midst of implementing several World Bank led water restructuring projects which will have significant impacts on the realization of the right to water and all other aspects of water regulation for decades to come.

In analyzing the situation in India the volume is able to detail the interactions between international law and national law in the field of water, and to ask broader questions about the compliance with international law at the national level and the relevance of international law in national law and policy making.

Environmental Law
Part 1: Background and Historical Development
1. Introduction,
Philippe Cullet, Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri, Roopa Madhav, Usha Ramanathan
2. Trends in the Development of Water Law,
Andres Olleta
3. Water Sector and Water Law Reforms: International Aspects
4. The Role of International Financial Institutions,
Andres Olleta
5. Context for Water Sector and Water Law Reforms in India,
Roopa Madhav
Part 2: Water Law Reforms in India
6. Law and Policy Reforms for Drinking Water,
Philippe Cullet
7. Law and Policy Reforms for Irrigation,
Roopa Madhav
8. Law and Policy Reforms for Groundwater,
Sujith Koonan Institutional
9.Reforms for Water,
Roopa Madhav
Part 3. Human Rights, Social, Health and Environmental Aspects
10. The Human Right to Water,
Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri
11. Untouchability and Water,
Usha Ramanathan
11. Gender and Environment,
Patricia Kameri-Mbote
12. Environmental Aspects of Water Sector Reforms,
David Takacs
13. Health Aspects of Water Sector Reforms,
Adil Hasan Khan
Part 4. International and Comparative Aspects
14. Legal Implications of Trade in 'Real' and 'Virtual' Water Resources,
Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri
15. South Africa: A model for Water Law Reforms for India and other Countries of the South,
Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri
Part 5: Conclusions
16. Water Law for the 21st Century,
Philippe Cullet, Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri, Roopa Madhav, Usha Ramanathan