Water Law is a module examining the ecology and legal management of water. The legal area forms part of the wider body of environmental, international and economic law. It considers topics including the transboundary management of water resources, the human right to water, initiatives improve water service, privatisation, the role of water in energy production and the trade of water as a good or service.
The module will provide students with a detailed understanding of the law of international water resources. It is a topic of fundamental importance to the law relating to natural resources as has close links with climate, energy and trade. It will enable students interested in the topic to gain an interdiciplinary knowledge of the area far beyond what is presently offered on the LLM. The unit would be research led and follow current developments in the area.
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