The rich field of inter-state water law in the United States illustrates both successes and failures in transboundary water management and allocation. In
Inter-state Water Law in the United States of America: What Lessons for International Water Law?, this domestic field of transboundary water law is compared and contrasted with international transboundary water law. This analysis is accompanied by a discussion and evaluation of the different cases of shared watercourses that applied these approaches, and a comparison of each of them to similar approaches in international water law. The analysis draws lessons for international water law from inter-states water law - highlighting the successful inter-states approaches that can be adopted by international water law, as well as the approaches that failed, and which should be avoided.
Rhett Larson, JD (2005), Arizona State University, is associate professor of law and the Morrison Fellow in water law at Arizona State University. He has published monographs addressing transboundary water law, the human right to water, and the impacts of technological innovation on water rights regimes.
Table of contents
Inter-State Water Law in the United States of America What Lessons for International Water Law? Rhett B. Larson>
I Comparing Inter-State and International Water Law
II Positive Inter-State Lessons for International Water Law
III Negative Inter-State Lessons for International Water law
List of References
Interested readers will include scholars, practitioners, and students of environmental, natural resources, and water law, as well as federalism and international law in general.