Summer semester intensive unit. Offering is subject to a minimum enrolment of 15 students
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
|Unit name||Comparative Water Law|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Prof. Robin Kundis Craig
Prof. Robin Kundis Craig
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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Summer semester intensive unit.
Multiple choice quiz 5%; reflective journal 25%; and take-home examination 70%.
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