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 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 and political science, 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 in freshwater law and international relations, as well as advanced students of environmental sciences and practitioners and decision makers in freshwater management and protection.
Contributors: D. Azaria, A. Aureli, M. Beniston, L. Boisson de Chazournes, T. Bolognesi, C. Bréthaut, L. Caflisch, A. Correia Lima Macedo Franca, A. Dumont, E. Dupuits, E. Fiechter-Widemann, S. Hawkins, S. Kpenou, Z.W. Kundzewicz, C. Leb, L. Maertens, R. Martin-Nagle, M.M. Mbengue, S. McCaffrey, O. McIntyre, M. Milano, N. Odili, G. Pflieger, S.M.A. Salman, E. Reynard, A. Rivera, M. Stoffel, A. Tanzi, M. Tignino, L. Turley, B. Zerhdoud.
Edited by Mara Tignino, Reader, Platform for International Water Law/Geneva Water Hub, Faculty of Law and Christian Bréthaut, Assistant Professor, UNESCO Chair on Hydropolitics, Geneva Water Hub, Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland.