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Water and the Laws in India
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Water and the Laws in India

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September 2009 | 684 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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.
Ramaswamy R Iyer
Introduction
 
I. A PRELIMINARY OVERVIEW
A Vaidyanathan and Bharat Jairaj
Legal Aspects of Water Resource Management
 
II. WATER AND FEDERALISM
Kamala Sankaran
Water in India: Constitutional Perspectives
Fali S Nariman
Inter-State Water Disputes: A Nightmare!
Radha D'Souza
Nation vs Peoples: Inter-State Water disputes in India's Supreme Court
 
III. WATER: SOME MAJOR LEGAL THEMES
Tony George Puthucherril
Riparianism in Indian Water Jurisprudence
Videh Upadhyay
The Ownership of Water in Indian Laws
Upendra Baxi
The Human Right to Water: Policies and Rights
M S Vani
Community Engagement in Water Governance
K J Joy and Suhas Paranjape
Water Use: Legal and Institutional Framework
K C Sivaramakrishnan
Drinking Water Supply: Right and Obligation
Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
Water, Women and Rights
 
IV. SOME WATER-RELATED PROBLEMS: Legal Aspects
Dinesh Kumar Mishra
Floods and Some Legal Concerns
Paritosh C Tyagi
Water Pollution and Contamination
 
V. AUGMENTING WATER
Big Water Resource Projects

Manju Menon and Kanchi Kohli
 
Environmental Decision Making in India: A Critique
Shyam Divan
The Contours of EIA in India
Himanshu Thakkar
Displacement in the Name of Development
M S Vani
Groundwater Law In India: A New Approach
Local Water Management

 
Dhan Foundation
Indian Laws and Acts on Traditional Tank Irrigation Systems
 
VI. WATER LAW REFORM
Philippe Cullet and Roopa Madhav
Water Law Reforms in India: Trends and Prospects
T N Narasimhan
Water Law for India: Science and Philosophy Perspectives
 
VII: DRAWING THE THREADS TOGETHER
Ramaswamy R Iyer
A Synoptic Survey and Thoughts on Change
Farhana Z Khan
Appendix: List of Selected Water and Related Statutes in India
 
Index

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