Water Law Publications

Water Law Committee Publications

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To whom do water resources belong?
By Tzvi Levinson and Gil Dror
This article discusses the Supreme Court of Israel’s upcoming decision on the appeal filed on whether the ownership of water sources in Israel belongs to the public, as determined in the language of the Israeli Water Law, or to the state, as interpreted by the Haifa District Court.
Regulating conservation: how California law seeks to equitably distribute the costs of conservation
By Lutfi Kharuf
This article discusses the main body of law governing water rate setting in California – Proposition 218 – and how working within those laws can teach important lessons about sharing the cost of conservation.
Introductory remarks from the Chair and Newsletter Editor

Introductory remarks from the Chair and Newsletter Editor. By Brendan Clark and JG Andre Monette
Recent developments in the regulation and management of water in Australia

Recent developments in the regulation and management of water in Australia – Water Law Committee article, September 2017. By Emma Moffitt and Alex Other-Gee
Sunil Seth obituary/Public-private partnerships in India

Sunil Seth obituary/Public-private partnerships in India still provide opportunities for mutual benefit projects, but there are many potential pitfalls for foreign companies. By Sunil Seth and Vasanth Rajasekaran
Testing the waters of the Trump administration

Testing the waters of the Trump administration – Water Law Committee article, September 2017. By Sarah Christopher Foley
The many challenges for Sweden’s groundwater

The many challenges for Sweden’s groundwater – Water Law Committee article, September 2017. By Elin Hjort
Water reuse: a solution to water consumption

Water reuse: a solution to water consumption – Water Law Committee article, September 2017. By Lina Uribe García and Lina Correa Posada
IBA Water Law News, September 2016

The latest edition of the Committee's newsletter is available to download. This newsletter addresses a wide array of topics including articles on water shortage and pollution in Brazil, India's National Water Framework Law and the water crises that's continuing in Flint, Michigan in the United States.
IBA Water Law News, September 2015

This edition of the Water Law Committee newsletter covers a diverse range of water issues from different parts of the world, including: the drought in California and measures by the state; Singapore’s quest towards water self-reliance; reviving the Dead Sea; disbanding Australia’s national water agency; water sector public-private partnerships in India; the costs of water services in the light of European Commission v Germany; and reconciling Canadian aboriginal water rights with governance and trade.
Water Law News Vol 1 Issue 2 - August 2014

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Water Law News Vol 1 Issue 1 January 2014

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Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law

Published quarterly, the Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law is the journal of the International Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law.