International Law of Water Resources: Contribution of the International Law Association (1954-2000)

International Law of Water Resources: Contribution of the International Law Association (1954-2000)

by Slavko Bognanovic
     
 

Effectively managing increasingly scarce transboundary water resources in many parts of the world may become one of the most critical challenges facing the international community in the 21st century.
Global warming is expected to exacerbate the existing problems of water scarcity in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, and threatens to affect even

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Effectively managing increasingly scarce transboundary water resources in many parts of the world may become one of the most critical challenges facing the international community in the 21st century.
Global warming is expected to exacerbate the existing problems of water scarcity in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, and threatens to affect even relatively water-secure regions and countries. Global freshwater resources are shrinking at an increasing pace. Forty percent of the world's population depends on transboundary water resources, a situation that raises serious concerns at the international level.
Unresolved issues of water resource use and allocation may create the potential for serious interstate conflicts and undermine regional stability. It is imperative that existing and potential disputes over access to shared water resources are resolved through peaceful means within the framework of legal principles and norms provided by international law. While not yet in force, the 1997 UN Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses codifies a number of rules of customary law that apply to international watercourses. However, even in the absence of a universally ratified instrument there is a body of international rules widely acknowledged as an authoritative statement of international law governing international watercourses - the International Law Association (ILA) rules on the law of international water resources.
The present book, which contains the complete collection of the ILA rules on international water resources, together with comments, explanatory notes and other supporting materials, will be of significant academic and practical value to the range of experts working in this field. There is no doubt that legal scholars and researchers will find this book very helpful in discovering the conceptual underpinings and the evolution of international water law. For the practitioners, this collection will serve as a useful reference tool containing a wealth of 'black letter' normative material.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789041116239
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Series:
International and National Water Law and Policy Series, #4
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface
Foreword
List of Acronyms
History and Work of the International Law Association
Pt. IIntroduction
The International Law Associations Contribution to International Water Resources Law3
Pt. IIThe Campione Consolidation of the ILA Rules on International Water Resources (1966-1999)
Pt. IIIThe Helsinki Rules and Other ILA Rules and Documents on International Water Resources with Commentaries
1The Helsinki Rules on the Uses of the Waters of International Rivers (1966)89
2Flood Control147
3Marine Pollution of Continental Origin199
4Maintenance and Improvement of Naturally Navigable Waterways Separating or Traversing Several States207
5Protection of Water Resources and Water Installations in Times of Armed Conflict217
6Administration of International Water Resources245
7Regulation of the Flow of Water of International Watercourses269
8Relationship of International Water Resources with Other Natural Resources and Environmental Elements293
9Rules on Water Pollution in an International Drainage Basin313
10The Law of International Groundwater Resources327
11Complementary Rules Applicable to International Water Resources355
12Articles on Private Law Remedies for Transboundary Damage in International Watercourses371
13Cross-Media Pollution Resulting from the Use of the Waters of an International Drainage Basin379
14Recommendation of the International Law Association on Further Consideration by the General Assembly of the United Nations of the Draft Articles on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses Proposed by the International Law Commission385
15Adequate Stream Flows387
The International Law of Minimum Stream Flows387
List of Documents and Rules Concerning the Law of International Water Resources Adopted by the ILA415
Water Resources Committee (Members 2000)417
Index419

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