Water Law and Policy

Water Law and Policy : Governance Without Frontiers

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Water Law and Policy examines water management in Europe, and the difficulties and policy dilemmas involved in creating integrated water management institutions. This is the only overall assessment of the development and evolution of European Water Law and Policy. The book is unique in that it concentrates on institutional development, norms and guiding principles, implementation strategies, and public participation mechanisms at the local level, EU level, and globally. Water is one of the most mismanaged natural resources. Failed water management policies and fragmented water management institutions can have catastrophic results, including both flooding and water scarcity. Dr. Elli Louka's book provides insights that can guide water development policies across national borders. It is a must-read for policymakers, water managers, and students who need to understand national and transnational water management.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 462 pages
  • 166 x 238 x 32mm | 821g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195374134
  • 9780195374131
  • 2,044,478

Review quote

"The great wealth of discussion of the history, responsibilities, problems, stakeholder issues, and basin commission success in meeting with the WFD is the strength of this book. I plan to keep this book as a reference and recommend it to people who serve on, study, oversee, or deal with river basin commissions." --David E Agathe, Tucson AZ, Journal of The American Water Resources Association "The great wealth of discussion of the history, responsibilities, problems, stakeholder issues, and basin commission success in meeting with the WFD is the strength of this book. I plan to keep this book as a reference and recommend it to people who serve on, study, oversee, or deal with river basin commissions." --David E Agathe, Tucson AZ, Journal of The American Water Resources Associationshow more

About Dr. Elli Louka

Dr. Elli Louka is the founder of Alphabetics Development and Investment, a company devoted to environment and development. Louka was a senior fellow at the Orville H. Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School and a Ford Foundation Fellow at New York University School of Law. This book is an outgrowth of the Marie Curie Fellowship provided by the European Commission of the European Union. Louka is the author of multiple publications in international environmental law including the latest 'International Environmental Law: Fairness, Effectiveness and World Order' (2006).show more

Table of contents

Introduction ; Part One: The Making of Water Policy ; Chapter 1: Water Governance ; Chapter 2: Principles of Water Management ; Chapter 3: The Making of the European Union ; Chapter 4: Water Management in the European Union ; Chapter 5: Implementing Water Management ; Chapter 6: Coordination Policies and Politics ; Part Two: National Institutions for Water Management ; Chapter 7: Designing Effective Organizations ; Chapter 8: Centralization/Decentralization Dilemmas ; Chapter 9: How to Predict Success in Water Management ; Chapter 10: Models of Water Policy ; Chapter 11: Case Studies ; Part Three: Expressions of Democracy ; Chapter 12: Information as the Foundation of the Democratic State ; Chapter 13: Towards Effective Rules in Water Management? The Participation of the Public ; Chapter 14: Public Participation and Strengthening of the Democratic State ; Chapter 15: Case Studies ; Part Four: International Institutions for Water Management ; Chapter 16: Instruments for Transboundary Water Management ; Chapter 17: Nineteen Countries-One River: Trade-offs in the Management of the Danube River ; Chapter 18: Institutional Congestion in the Management of Rhine River ; Chapter 19: Institution-Building in the Scheldt and Meuse Rivers ; Chapter 20: The Future of the Elbe River Regime ; Chapter 21: Tepid Institutional Development in southeast Europe ; Part Five: International Governance Mechanisms ; Chapter 22: Participation of Stakeholders in International Water Commissions ; Chapter 23: International Water Authorities and the Role of Secretariats ; Part Six: Anticipating the Future ; Chapter 24: Sketches from National and Transnational Experience ; Chapter 25: Towards a Future Water Policy ; Indexshow more