xviii, 378 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
9781780686318 paperback 1780686315 paperback 9781780686608 electronic book 1780686609 electronic book
A healthy water sector has been identified as a crucial contributing factor in reaching and maintaining a healthy society, from an environmental, human health and economic perspective. However, freshwater resources are under increasing pressure and climate change is expected to have a substantial impact on the hydrological cycle and freshwater resources. Considering the fact that the territories of 145 States worldwide, and 60 per cent of EU territory, run through transboundary lakes and river basins, their good governance is essential in tackling the challenges ahead. To this end, solid inter-regional and international upstream-downstream cooperation mechanisms are necessary. 'The Law of the River' takes a comparative perspective by analysing the relevant legal and policy frameworks in the European Union and the United States, with the goal of providing Critical Success Factors to transboundary river basin management. The main focus of this book is on water quantity management, specifically floods, scarcity and droughts.
This book is based on the author's PhD research.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-378).
Formatted Contents Note
Chapter I. Introduction Chapter II. The EU legal framework for transboundary waters with a focus on water quantity management Chapter III. 'Come hell and high water' - the law of the Scheldt District Chapter IV. Case study: transboundary water governance in the United States with a focus on the Delaware Basin Chapter V. Recommendations Chapter VI. Conclusions.