v. 1. Climate change law -- v. 2. Decision making in environmental law -- v. 3. Biodiversity and nature protection law -- v. 4. Compliance and enforcement of environmental law -- v. 5. Multilateral environmental treaties -- v. 6. Principles of environmental law -- v. 7. Human rights and the environment -- v.8. Policy instruments in environmental law -- v.9. Energy law, climate chage and the environment -- v.10. Water law -- v.11. Trade and environmental law
Regulated Riparian Model Water Code by American Society of Civil Engineers
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
Prepared by the Water Regulatory Standards Committee of the Standards Development Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers Regulated Riparian Model Water Code, ASCE/EWRI 40-18, provides a complete, comprehensive, and well-integrated statutory scheme for creating or refining a regulated riparian system of water law. This system uses a requirement of administrative permits for larger water uses, issued based on the well-established principles of riparian rights, to balance and coordinate those uses in times where demand is approaching or outstripping the available water. This standard addresses allocation of water for particular uses and coordination of water allocation processes with water quality regulatory processes. This standard covers declaration of policy; basic definition for the code; waters subject to allocation and those waters exempt from allocation; general administration authority, planning responsibilities, and coordination with other branches of government; enforcement and dispute resolution; establishing a water right, including the requirements of a permit and permit procedures; scope of the water right, including modifications and restriction during shortages; multijurisdictional transfers; and water conservation and supply augmentation. Standard ASCE/EWRI 40-18 provides engineers, attorneys, and government officials guidance on the allocation of water rights among competing interests and the resolution of quantitative conflicts over water.
One of the most challenging aspects of climate change has been the increased pressure on water resources limited by droughts and new rain patterns, which has been exacerbated by rapid modernization. Due to these realities, disputes across national borders over use and access to water have now become more commonplace. This study analyzes the history and adjudication of transboundary water disputes in five international courts and tribunals, two US Supreme Court cases, and boundary water disputes between the United States and Canada and the United States and Mexico. Explaining the circumstances and outcomes of these cases, Kornfeld asks how effective the courts and tribunals have been in adjudicating them. What kind of remedies have they fashioned and how have they dealt with polycentric and sovereignty issues? This timely work examines the doctrine of equitable allocation of transboundary water resources and how this norm can be incorporated into international law.
The water of the United States : freshwater availability and use / Peter H. Gleick -- Legal and institutional framework of water management / Juliet Christian-Smith and Lucy Allen -- Water and environmental justice / Amy Vanderwarker -- Tribes and water / Kate A. Berry -- Water quality / Lucy Allen -- Protecting freshwater ecosystems / Juliet Christian-Smith and Lucy Allen -- Municipal water use / Heather Cooley -- Water and agriculture / Juliet Christian-Smith -- Water and energy / Heather Cooley and Juliet Christian-Smith -- Water and climate / Heather Cooley -- United States international water policy / Peter H. Gleick -- Conclusions and recommendations.
The new edition adds dozens of recent decisions and key statutory changes. Virtually every principal case in the leading casebooks is cited or discussed, making this book an excellent aid for students in any water law course. The revised edition deals with changes in evolving areas like groundwater-surface water conflicts, public recreational uses, instream flow protection, federal water development, takings claims, and water access and equity.
This book provides the first comprehensive assessment of the various issues faced by countries in the European Union, where progressing climate change and urbanization pose significant cooperative challenges in a large number of river basins. Conducting a thorough analysis of the intricate web of EU water governance, it reveals that the hydropolitical stability of the European Union is already at risk. Further, given the structural nature of the shortcomings in EU water policy--e.g. the rigidity of the EU's founding treaties or the institutional complacency of the European Commission--the book argues that these risks are likely to turn into sources of prolonged conflict, unless EU decision-making bodies take steps to address the new hydrological realities early on.