Courses & Units

Comparative Water Law LAW659

Note:

Summer semester intensive unit. Offering is subject to a minimum enrolment of 15 students

Introduction

Water law is somewhat unusual among areas of natural resources law because the law governing ownership, allocation, and use of water differs tremendously depending on the natural hydrological conditions of particular places. This course will explore how place and hydrology, and to a lesser extent culture, influence the water law of various places around the globe. This course will thus begin with an overview of basic hydrology and the major frameworks for water law that have developed around the globe for allocating water and regulating its use. It will then survey a number of countries' approaches to water law, including Australia, the United States, the European Union, and various countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Course discussions will also consider the use and effects of water engineering (e.g., dams and long-distance transportation), international water treaties, and more recent efforts to preserve water in streams and lakes to preserve and enhance ecological integrity. In addition, class discussions will include case studies of contemporary water allocation and use issues arising in various countries

Summary

Unit name Comparative Water Law
Unit code LAW659
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Prof. Robin Kundis Craig

Teaching staff

Prof. Robin Kundis Craig

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
2 050901

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Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW204 OR LAW250 AND LAW255 AND LAW254 AND LAW252 AND LAW253 AND LAW256 AND LAW251 OR LAW221 AND LAW223 AND LAW225 AND LAW226 AND LAW205 AND LAW222 AND LAW224 OR LAW222 AND LAW221 AND LAW253 AND LAW224 AND LAW352 AND LAW223 AND LAW351

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Summer semester intensive unit.

Assessment

Multiple choice quiz 5%; reflective journal 25%; and take-home examination 70%.

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Textbooks

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