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LAWS5590 Water Resources Law

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit introduces the law of managing water resources, focusing on Australia. It explains the main legal principles governing the management of water resources; ascertains the legal effect of the National Water Policy reforms; and familiarises students with the principal legal and policy materials applied in the management of water resources. The topics of the unit are institutional framework; water access rights; water resources planning; administration of statutory entitlements; mining and water resources; and catchment management for water quality protection.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the main legal principles of water resources law and important emerging issues; (2) ascertain the legal effect of the National Water Policy driven water law reforms and understand the reform issues confronting Western Australia; and (3) apply the principal legal and policy materials for water resources management in Western Australia.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) pre-class minor essay; (2) in-class exercise (e.g. daily blog); and (3) post-class research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Alex Gardner
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions for students who do not have a legal background, except for Master of Environmental Planning students will be required to undertake online learning modules as directed by the Unit Coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 28-30 September 2021. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
Recommended text

Gardner, A. et al. Water Resources Law: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2nd ed, 2018.

 

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