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Cullet, Philippe and Koonan, Sujith, eds. (2017) Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments, 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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First published in 2011, Water Law in India is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of the legal instruments concerning water in India. It presents a variety of national and state-level instruments that make up the complex and diverse field of water law and policy. This book fills a critical gap in the study of water law, providing a rich reference point for the entire gamut of legal mechanisms available in India. This edition has been extensively revised to include new instruments on water regulation, such as the draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016, and the Model Groundwater (Sustainable Management) Act, 2016; new water-related instruments in such varied fields as criminal law, land acquisition law, and rural employment legislation; and a chapter on international legal instruments. Chapters on drinking water supply, environmental dimensions of water conservation, water infrastructure for irrigation and flood control, groundwater regulation, and institutions catering to water have been thoroughly updated for a complete coverage of water law.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
Keywords: water, law, policy, India, environment, natural resources, sustainable development, equity
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law > Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC)
School Research Centres > Centre for Asian Legal Studies
School Research Centres > Centre for Human Rights Law
School Research Centres > Law, Environment and Development Centre
Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISBN: 9780199472475
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Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 16:06

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