Dear Colleague(s),

IELRC is delighted to announce the publication of the new book Water Law in India – An Introduction to Legal Instruments edited by Professor Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan published by Oxford University Press.

This book brings together key legislative instruments and policy documents to provide an overarching picture of the legal regime and regulations related to water in India. It discusses the policy framework for the use of water in India and brings out the complexity in the structure of laws due to variations at the levels of their implementation, i.e., at the international, national, state, municipal, and panchayat levels. It covers a wide range of issues such as centre–state relations; management, appropriation, and control of water; irrigation; sanitation; drinking water; ground water; pollution; and water-dependent activities like power generation, and fisheries. It further explores water-related environmental and health concerns. This book fills a critical gap in the study of and research on water law, providing a ready reference point for a variety of legal mechanisms, and introduction to how they work and what their implications are. Lucid and comprehensive, this book, apart from being invaluable for students and teachers of law, political science, economics, and development studies, will also appeal to anybody keen to learn more about water law in India.

This book is available from Oxford University Press (India) by visiting the following web page [read more].

Its table of contents can be downloaded [on this link].
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