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Research Handbook on Freshwater Law and International Relations

Edited by: Mara Tignino, Christian Brethaut, Laura Turley

ISBN13: 9781785360640
Published: December 2018
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Over recent decades, there have been pivotal changes in the management and protection of water resources as human rights, environmental and water law have all turned towards the conservation of freshwater. This astute Research Handbook analyses the interactions and interplay between law and other fields, bringing together interdisciplinary contributors, from both academic and practitioner background, to establish the extent to which law is being informed by other fields.

Providing expert advice from disciplines ranging from law and political science to geography and hydrogeology, this Research Handbook critically examines the impact on freshwater law on various disciplines. Offering concrete illustrations of the relationships between environmental sciences and law, and combining legal research with theories of international relations, political science, and environmental sciences, the Research Handbook on Freshwater Law and International Relations provides an original methodology to examine the challenge of freshwater management and protection.

The insights provided by this Research Handbook will be invaluable to law and political science researchers with an interest freshwater law and international relations, as well as advanced students of environmental sciences and practitioners and decision makers in freshwater management and protection.

Environmental Law, Energy and Natural Resources Law
Introduction: An interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationship between fresh water, the rule of law and international relations
M. Tignino and C. Bréthaut
Part I The characterization of fresh water in international law
1. Fresh water as common heritage and a common concern of mankind
S. Kpenou
2. The economic management of water resources: the case of the investor-State disputes in the context of concession contracts
B. Zerhdoud
3. The environmental management of water resources: what impact on the characterization of fresh water in international law?
M.M. Mbengue and N. Odili
4. Urban water management: from the human right framework to political challenges in Latin America
Emilie Dupuits
5. Water in the practice of the United Nations Security Council: trends and new perspectives
M. Tignino
Part II Sources of international law in the management and protection of fresh water resources
6. The customary law of international watercourses
S.C. McCaffrey
7. ‘Glocal’ water management and regional organizations: multi-level law and transjuridicity
A. Correia Lima Macedo Franca
8. Diplomacy, responsibility and accountability in transboundary water disputes
A. Tanzi
9. Fresh water and energy in international courts and tribunals: hydroelectricity installations on transboundary rivers
D. Azaria
10. Settlement of disputes concerning international watercourses
L. Caflisch
Part III Specific regimes of fresh water resources
11. Fresh water resources and climate change
M. Stoffel, Z.W. Kundzewicz and M. Beniston
12. The human right to water and sanitation: challenges and opportunities
S.M.A. Salman
13. Transboundary aquifers
S. Hawkins and R. Martin-Nagle
14. Responsibility and liability in international law for damage to transboundary fresh water resources
O. McIntyre
Part IV Beyond international law: the interplay between fresh water and social and environmental sciences
15. Studying international water conflict
L. Maertens and G. Pflieger
16. Benefit sharing in international water law: a multi-disciplinary undertaking
L. Boisson de Chazournes and C. Leb
17. An institutionalist perspective on the use of international water law: crafting institutions in a multi-level setting
T. Bolognesi and C. Bréthaut
18. The role of hydrogeology in fresh water management
A. Rivera, A. Dumont and A. Aureli
19. The role of geography in fresh water management
M. Milano and E. Reynard
20. The role of ethics in fresh water management: linking the ethic of conviction and the ethic of responsibility
E. Fiechter-Widemann