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Groundwater : legal and policy perspectives : Proceedings of a World Bank seminar.

Salman M. A. Salman 1948-; World Bank. ©1999

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  • Title:
    Groundwater : legal and policy perspectives : Proceedings of a World Bank seminar.
  • Author: Salman M. A. Salman 1948-; World Bank.
  • Subjects: Groundwater -- Congresses; groundwater; Congress; Electronic books; Conference papers and proceedings; Washington (DC, 1999)
  • Description: Water crisis : current perceptions and future realities / Asit Biswas -- Essential concepts for groundwater / Stephen Foster -- Groundwater and society : problems in variability and points of engagement / Jacob Burke, Marcus Moench and Claude Sauveplane -- National regulations for groundwater : options, issues and best practices / Stfano Burchi -- Institutional and legal issues relevent to the implementation of water markets / Miguel Solanes -- Mitigating natural groundwater contamination in Bangladesh : early policy lessons from a development project / Nadim Khouri and Sarwat Chowdhury -- Groundwater resources management in Jordan : policy and regulatory issues / Andrew Macoun and Hazim El Naser -- Groundwater management in Mexico : legal and institutional issues / Karin Kemper -- Experience with groundwater irrigation in Nepal / Ohn Myint -- Groundwater management in Yemen : legal and regulatory issues / Karen Hudes -- International groundwater law : evolution and context / Stephen McCaffrey -- International groundwater law and the World Bank policy for projects on transboundary groundwater / Raj Krishna and Salman M.A. Salman -- International environmental law : principles relevant to transboundary groundwater / David Freestone.
    The structure of this report follows closely the design and format of the seminar on "Groundwater: Legal and Policy Perspectives" held in Washington on April 19,1999. The report consists of an introduction and four separates parts, each with a separate set of chapters. After the introduction, Part I deals with understanding groundwater. The chapters within explain some basic technical aspects of groundwater, discuss groundwater and society, and describe how the perception of groundwater as a private resources has thwarted the attempts to exercise a measure of equity and control over abstraction and protection of groundwater. Part II deals with regulatory framework for groundwater. These chapters survey a number of groundwater regulations and discuss institutional and legal issues relevant to implementation of water markets. Part III deals with the Bank's experience with groundwater. These chapters discuss the objective and components of the Bank-financed Bangladesh Arsenic Mitigation - Water Supply Project, groundwater resources management in Jordan, legal and institutional issues related to groundwater management in Mexico, Bank experience with groundwater irrigation in Nepal, and the groundwater situation in Yemen. Part IV deals with international groundwater law. These chapter describe the evolution and context of the legal principles that govern the use and protection of shared groundwater resources, international groundwater law, Bank policy for projects involving transboundary groundwater, and highlight principles of international environmental law that may be relevant to transboundary groundwater.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank
  • Creation Date: ©1999
  • Format: 1 online resource (xi, 262 pages) : illustrations..
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9780821346136;ISBN082134613X;ISBN058521932X;ISBN9780585219325
  • OCLC Number: 44954368
  • Institution Zone MMS ID: 991009927012503368$$I01TRAILS_MSU
  • Source: 01TRAILS ALMA

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