Laws relating to water in India have diverse origins, including ancient local customs and the British Common Law. The in-depth chapters in this compendium, written by luminaries from various fields, pertain to issues on water and proceed to a discussion of the legal questions that arise. This volume thus straddles two domains, viz., (i) water-resource policy, management, conservation, conflict-resolution, etc., and (ii) water law. The book also briefly raises and explores the case for a constitutional declaration on water and an overarching national water law.
The book is an invaluable resource for policy-makers, planners and administrators concerned with water at the Central, State and local levels; students, academics and practitioners in the domains of water as well as law; and social scientists, NGOs and activists concerned with the various issues discussed in the book. It should be useful as a main or supplementary textbook in universities and research or management institutions where any aspect of water (engineering, ecological, legal, social, economic, management or other) is a subject of study.
SAGE Publications; September 2009
- ISBN: 9788132104247
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Water and the Laws in India
Series: SAGE Law
- Author: Ramaswamy R Iyer (ed.)
Imprint: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
In The Press
Worth reading…. The books packs in 20 papers on different aspects of water and the legal questions that arise. The papers are written by well known experts… This gives the reader a more holistic perspective…. Recommended reading.