This book identifies the most effective water policy tools and innovations, and the circumstances that foster their successful implementation by taking a comparative look at a world-leading 'laboratory' of water law and governance: Australia. In particular, the book analyses Australia's 20-year experience implementing a hybrid governance system of markets, hierarchical regulation, and collaborative integrated water planning. Australia is acknowledged as a world leader in water governance reform, and an examination of its relatively mature water law and governance system has great significance for many international academics and jurisdictions. This book synthesises practical lessons and theoretical insights from Australia, as well as recommendations from comparative analysis with countries such as the United States to provide useful guidance for policymakers and scholars seeking to apply water instruments in a wide range of policy contexts. The book also advances our understanding of water and broader environmental governance theory and is a valuable reference for scholars, researchers and students working in law, regulation and governance studies - especially in the field of water and environmental law.
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Chapter 1: Water Law and Governance: Current Issues and Challenges Chapter 2: Future Water Markets? Overcoming Structural Impediments, 'Crowding Out' and Implementation Failures Chapter 3: The Ebb and Flow of Property Rights in Water Entitlement Chapter 4: Markets, Third-party Impacts and Environmental Watering in the Murray-Darling Basin Chapter 5: Water Allocation Planning: New Lines of Flight Chapter 6: Environmental Water Transactions, Non-governmental Organisations and Regulatory Enterprise: Re-imagining Buybacks in Australia Chapter 7: Public Interest Standing in Water Law: An Important Regulatory Mechanism Chapter 8: Groundwater and Cumulative Impacts: A View through Time to a Future Regulatory Research and Reform Agenda Chapter 9: Institutional Challenges to Implementing a Portfolio Approach in Urban Water Governance Paradigms Chapter 10: Adaptive Management and Extractive Industries: Adapting the Management or the Regulation? Chapter 11: Water Reform in Australia through the Lens of Comparative Law Chapter 12: Interjurisdictional Water Resource Governance in Transboundary and Federal Systems: Comparative Lessons from North America and the European Union Chapter 13: Australia Wet or Dry: North or South Chapter 14: The Relevance of the National Water Initiative outside the Murray-Darling Basin Chapter 15: Creating the Next Generation of Water Governance Chapter 16: Reforming Water Law and Governance.
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