Principles of Water Law and Administration
National and International 2nd edition, revised and updated by Marcella Nanni, 2nd Edition
Taylor & Francis – 2007 – 290 pages
A multidisciplinary text, considering both general issues and principles of water law and administration at national and international level, dealing with current legal and institutional aspects of water resources management. New information has been added in this latest edition, including the situation in countries previously a part of the former Soviet Union. Added emphasis is given to areas of growing topical importance, such as stakeholders' influence on decisions, the need to maintain a minimum flow in water bodies and the necessity for legislation in support of water resource monitoring. There is new material on the European Union Water Framework Directive which is referenced heavily in the work. The book is aimed at those who carry out functions in water resources administration and those who deal with legal issues raised by water management. The book will be particularly useful to academics and graduate students of law, engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, sanitary engineering and planners, as well as national and international water resources managers.
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2: EARLIEST WATER REGULATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 3: ROMAN AND INTERMEDIATE PERIOD
CHAPTER 4: DEFINITION AND SOURCES OF WATER LAW
CHAPTER 5: EXISTING SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 6: DEVELOPMENT BY REGION
CHAPTER 7: POSSIBLE CONTENTS OF AND REASONS FOR WATER LAW
CHAPTER 8: WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND WATER LAW
CHAPTER 9: NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 10: INTERNATIONAL WATER RESOURCES LAW IN GENERAL
CHAPTER 11: INTERNATIONAL WATER RESOURCES LAW: MAJOR ISSUES
CHAPTER 12: INTERNATIONAL WATER RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 13: LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT
The Author: Dante A. Caponera (1921-2003)
Dr. Dante Caponera began his career as a water law and administration expert in the 1950s undertaking field missions for international organizations such as UNDP, FAO, the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE, now ESCAP), and assisting governments and international basin institutions in the drafting of water legislation and international water agreements. He became the Chief of the FAO Legislation Branch, which thanks to his efforts is now a provider of technical legal assistance to developing countries. He was the initiator of the FAO 'Legislative Studies' series.
After retirement, he continued to provide technical assistance in water law and administration to governments and international basin institutions, leading to water codes embodying principles such as those of river basin management and users’ participation and improved river basin management institutions.
Dr. Caponera followed a methodological approach that he developed during his career with FAO and is now known world-wide. Dr Caponera promoted training in the field of water law and administration as a vehicle for dialogue and cooperation leading to improved legal and institutional frameworks.
Dr. Caponera is also the author of the book 'National and International Water Law and Administration, Selected Writings', published by Kluwer Law International in 2003.
The Reviser: Marcella Nanni
A disciple of Dr. Caponera, Dr. Marcella Nanni is now a recognized international expert in water law and administration and related disciplines. To date, she has provided expert advice in this field to a number of governments and international river basin institutions within the framework of projects financed by international organizations such as the FAO, the European Union, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and by bilateral donors. This advice has covered the development of draft water legislation and international agreements, the development of proposals for the approximation of the legislation of EU accession countries to the EU water acquis, the restructuring of water resources management institutions, water law implementation requirements and the formulation and conduct of capacity-building programmes, amongst other things.
Dr. Nanni is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Water Law/Asociación Internacional de Derecho de Aguas (AIDA), the Editor of the Association's newsletter 'Aquaforum'.