Water Allocation Law in New Zealand: Lessons from Australia (Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management) (Paperback)

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Water Allocation Law in New Zealand: Lessons from Australia (Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management) (Paperback)

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This book analyses water allocation law and policy in New Zealand and offers a comparative analysis with Australia.

In New Zealand, it is generally accepted that water allocation law has failed to be adequately addressed and New Zealand is now faced with the problem of over-allocation in many catchments. In comparison, Australia has extensive experience in reforming its water law and policy over the last 20 years. This book provides a comparative and critical analysis of the lessons that New Zealand can learn from the Australian experience and offers guidance for the improvement of water allocation outcomes in New Zealand. Starting with the background of water allocation law and policy in New Zealand, the book traces the evolution of legal policies, including the 1967 Water and Soil Conservation Act and the 1991 Resource Management Act, and examines the role they have played in current water allocation issues. The book situates these findings within global challenges, such as the impact of climate change, and the global scarcity of and increasing demand for freshwater resources.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars researching water law and policy, natural resource management and environmental law more broadly. It will also be of use to policy makers and professionals involved in developing and implementing water allocation laws and policies.

Jagdeepkaur Singh-Ladhar is a Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367518677
ISBN-10: 0367518678
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 1st, 2022
Pages: 152
Language: English
Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management