Water Law, Poverty, and Development: Water Sector Reforms in India

Hardcover | August 16, 2009

byPhilippe Cullet

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This monograph comprehensively examines water law regulations and reform in the present decade, going beyond a simple analysis of existing water law and regulations to encompass environmental, social, economic, and human rights aspects of water as a natural resource.Using the specific case of India and on the related international law and policy framework that directly influences water regulatory developments in India, this book offers what will be the first and only analysis of water law reforms taking place at the national level in many developing countriesin their domestic and international context. On the one hand, international freshwater law remains under-developed and existing legal instruments such as the 1997 UN Convention only address a limited set of relevant issues. Yet, the international law and policy framework concerning freshwater isincreasingly important in shaping up law reforms taking place at the national level, in particular in developing countries. Indeed, non-binding resolutions such as the Dublin Statement on Water and Sustainable Development (1992) have had an immense influence on water law reforms in most developingcountries.This book seeks to conceive of and analyse freshwater regulation in a broader context, and go beyond a literature that either lauds or criticises ongoing water sector reforms to provide an analytical basis for the reforms which all countries will have to adopt in the near or medium-termfuture.

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This monograph comprehensively examines water law regulations and reform in the present decade, going beyond a simple analysis of existing water law and regulations to encompass environmental, social, economic, and human rights aspects of water as a natural resource.Using the specific case of India and on the related international law ...

Philippe Cullet is a Senior Lecturer in Laws at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:August 16, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199546231

ISBN - 13:9780199546237

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Context for Water Law Reforms2. The Framework of Freshwater Law3. Water Law Reforms and Water Sector Reforms4. Water Law Reforms in India5. Reforms Concerning Drinking Water in Rural Areas in India6. Towards a Socially and Environmentally Equitable Water LawConclusion