Academy Publications

Edited by Michael Kidd, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Loretta Feris, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Tumai Murombo, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and Alejandro Iza, IUCN Environmental Law Centre, Germany

Contributors: H. Alebachew, A. Bodart, J.C.L. da Silva, T. Daya-Winterbottom, M.D. dos Santos, D. du Toit, C. Dutra, D.E. Fisher, A. Foerster, E.B. Kasimbazi, G. Keremane, N. Lugaresi, V.G. Magalhães, J. McKay, A.R. Paterson, R. Pejan, S. Pollard, N. Soininen, I.U. Tappeiner, M. van Rijswick, P. Wouters, Z. Wu

Water and the Law examines the critical relationship between law and the management of water resources in the context of ensuring environmental sustainability. It highlights the central importance of integrated water resources management and cooperation in achieving sustainability.

The book considers two broad themes that are critical for life on Earth: how law can contribute to the sustainability of water itself and how the law’s regulation of water can contribute to the sustainability of life - both human life as well as that of other species in their natural environment. The expert contributors highlight that current approaches to water governance embrace integrated water resources management and appreciation of the holistic nature of the hydrological cycle. In addition to the recognition of the nature of water, there is also an apparent need for addressing water concerns in a cooperative manner.

Capturing the complexities and challenges of protecting water as a resource on the one hand and utilizing it as a service on the other, this thought-provoking book will prove a valuable resource for researchers and students of both water law, and the nexus of environmental law with human rights.

ISBN and details > 2014  416 pp  

  • Hardback  978 1 78347 960 3  £95.00
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  • Elgaronline 978 1 78347 962 7 $42.21 2014

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