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Reforming Water Law and Governance: From Stagnation to Innovation in Australia

Edited by: Cameron Holley, Darren Sinclair

ISBN13: 9789811089763
Published: May 2018
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Singapore
Format: Hardback
Price: £101.00

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This book identifies the most effective water policy tools and innovations, and the circumstances that foster their successful implementation by taking a comparative look at a world-leading `laboratory' of water law and governance: Australia. In particular, the book analyses Australia's 20-year experience implementing a hybrid governance system of markets, hierarchical regulation, and collaborative integrated water planning.

Australia is acknowledged as a world leader in water governance reform, and an examination of its relatively mature water law and governance system has great significance for many international academics and jurisdictions. This book synthesises practical lessons and theoretical insights from Australia, as well as recommendations from comparative analysis with countries such as the United States to provide useful guidance for policymakers and scholars seeking to apply water instruments in a wide range of policy contexts.

The book also advances our understanding of water and broader environmental governance theory and is a valuable reference for scholars, researchers and students working in law, regulation and governance studies - especially in the field of water and environmental law.

Environmental Law, Other Jurisdictions , Australia, Energy and Natural Resources Law
Chapter 1: Water Law and Governance: Current Issues and Challenges
Chapter 2: Future Water Markets? Overcoming Structural Impediments, `Crowding Out' and Implementation Failures
Chapter 3: The Ebb and Flow of Property Rights in Water Entitlement
Chapter 4: Markets, Third-party Impacts and Environmental Watering in the Murray-Darling Basin
Chapter 5: Water Allocation Planning: New Lines of Flight
Chapter 6: Environmental Water Transactions, Non-governmental Organisations and Regulatory Enterprise: Re-imagining Buybacks in Australia
Chapter 7: Public Interest Standing in Water Law: An Important Regulatory Mechanism
Chapter 8: Groundwater and Cumulative Impacts: A View through Time to a Future Regulatory Research and Reform Agenda
Chapter 9: Institutional Challenges to Implementing a Portfolio Approach in Urban Water Governance Paradigms
Chapter 10: Adaptive Management and Extractive Industries: Adapting the Management or the Regulation?
Chapter 11: Water Reform in Australia through the Lens of Comparative Law
Chapter 12: Interjurisdictional Water Resource Governance in Transboundary and Federal Systems: Comparative Lessons from North America and the European Union
Chapter 13: Australia Wet or Dry: North or South
Chapter 14: The Relevance of the National Water Initiative outside the Murray-Darling Basin
Chapter 15: Creating the Next Generation of Water Governance
Chapter 16: Reforming Water Law and Governance.