LAWS5590 Water Resources Law
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- 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; demand management and water source planning; and catchment management for water quality protection.
- 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.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) minor essay; (2) research essay; and (3) presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Alex Gardner
- Contact hours
- Students must attend every day of the intensive period Monday 27 to Friday 31 May. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
- Unit Outline
- Non-standard teaching period [TS-N-3_2019]
- Recommended text
Gardner, A. et al. Water Resources Law: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2nd ed, 2018.
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