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Water and sanitation law publications

This page lists all our publications in the area of water and sanitation law. It is divided in four categories, starting with books, articles and book chapters, working papers and lastly briefing papers. For additional water-related water pages, please use the links on the left-hand side.



Books and Edited Books on Water and Sanitation

 

Water Law in India – An Introduction to Legal Instruments (2nd edition)

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet & Sujith Koonan
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New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017
date: 2017
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Sanitation Law and Policy in India – An Introduction to Basic Instruments

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet & Lovleen Bhullar (eds)
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New Delhi: Oxford University Press
date: 2015
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Water is Life: Women’s human rights in national and local water governance in Southern and Eastern Africa

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author(s):
Anne Hellum, Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Barbara van Koppen (eds)
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Harare: Weaver Press
date: 2015
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Water Law in India – An Introduction to Legal Instruments

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet & Sujith Koonan
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New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011
date: 2011
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Water Governance in Motion: Towards Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Water Laws

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author(s):
P. Cullet, A. Gowlland-Gualtieri, R. Madhav & U. Ramanathan (eds)
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Cambridge University Press
date: 2010
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Water Law for the Twenty-First Century - National and International Aspects of Water Law Reform in India

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet, Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri, Roopa Madhav, Usha Ramanathan (eds)
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Abingdon: Routledge
date: 2009
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Water Law, Poverty, and Development - Water Sector Reforms in India

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet
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Oxford: Oxford University Press
date: 2009
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Academic Publications on Water and Sanitation

     
Revamping the Groundwater Legal Regime in India: Towards Ensuring Equity and Sustainability
Sujith Koonan, 12(2) Socio-Legal Review (2016), p. 45-73.
 
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Governing Water to Foster Equity and Conservation: Need for New Legal Instruments
Philippe Cullet, Governing Water to Foster Equity and Conservation: Need for New Legal Instruments, 51/53 Economic & Political Weekly (31 December 2016).
 
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Inter-Sectoral Water Allocation and Conflicts – Perspectives from Rajasthan
Philippe Cullet, Lovleen Bhullar & Sujith Koonan, 50/34 Economic & Political Weekly (2015), p. 61-9
 
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Water Regulation and Public Participation in the Indian Context
Philippe Cullet, in Mara Tignino & Komlan Sangabana eds, Public Participation and Water Resources Management – Where Do We Stand in International Law? (Paris: UNESCO, 2015), p. 20-29.
 
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Turning the Tide: Engendering the Human Right to Water and Sanitation
Anne Hellum, Ingunn Ikdahl and Patricia Kameri-Mbote, in Anne Hellum et al, Water is Life: Women’s Human Rights in National and Local Water Governance in Southern and Eastern Africa (Harare: Weaver Press, 2015), p. 32-80.
 
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Human Rights, Gender and Water in Kenya: Law, Prospects and Challenges
Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Francis Kariuki, in Anne Hellum et al, Water is Life: Women’s Human Rights in National and Local Water Governance in Southern and Eastern Africa (Harare: Weaver Press, 2015), p. 81-117.
 
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Not So Rosy: Farm Workers’ Human Right to Water in the Lake Naivasha Basin
Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Edna Odhiambo, in Anne Hellum et al, Water is Life: Women’s Human Rights in National and Local Water Governance in Southern and Eastern Africa (Harare: Weaver Press, 2015), p. 118-46.
 
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Groundwater Law in India – Towards a Framework Ensuring Equitable Access and Aquifer Protection
Philippe Cullet, 26/1 Journal of Environmental Law (2014), p. 55-81.
 
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Right to Water in India – Plugging Conceptual and Practical Gaps
Philippe Cullet, 17/1 International Journal of Human Rights (2013), p. 56-78.
 
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Governing the Environment without CoPs - The Case of Water
Philippe Cullet, 15 International Community Law Review (2013), p. 123-35.
 
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Climate Change Adaptation and Water Policy: Lessons from Singapore
Lovleen Bhullar, 21/3 Sustainable Development (2013) p. 152-159.
 
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Proposed Union Water Laws: Need to Rethink the Premises
Philippe Cullet, 1/1 The Asian Journal – Journal of Transport and Infrastructure (2013), p. 55-63.
 
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Water law, human health and the human right to water and sanitation
Jonathan Chenoweth, Thoko Kaime, Rosalind Malcolm & Steve Pedley, Bruce Lankford, Karen Bakker, Mark Zeitoun and Declan Conway Water Security: Principles, Perspectives and Practices, London: Routledge (2013), p. 317-331.
 
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Is Water Policy the New Water Law? – Rethinking the Place of Law in Water Sector Reforms
Philippe Cullet, 43/2 IDS Bulletin (2012), p. 69-78.
 
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Delhi Water Supply Reforms: Public-Private Partnerships or Privatisation?
Sujith Koonan & Preeti Sampat, 47/17 Economic and Political Weekly (2012), p. 32-9.
 
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The Groundwater Model Bill - Rethinking Regulation for the Primary Source of Water
Philippe Cullet, 47/45 Economic and Political Weekly (2012), p. 40-7.
 
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Water Use and Rights – India
Philippe Cullet, in Sam Geall, Jingjing Liu & Sony Pellissery eds, The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 7: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability (Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing, 2012), p. 393-5.
 
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Realisation of the Fundamental Right to Water in Rural Areas – Implications of the Evolving Policy Framework for Drinking Water
Philippe Cullet, 46/12 Economic and Political Weekly (2011), p. 56-62.
 
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Water Law in a Globalised World: the Need for a New Conceptual Framework
Philippe Cullet, 23/2 Journal of Environmental Law (2011), p 233-54.
 
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Evolving Regulatory Framework for Rural Drinking Water – Need for Further Reforms
Philippe Cullet, in Infrastructure Development Finance Company ed., India Infrastructure Report 2011 – Water: Policy and Performance for Sustainable Development (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011), p. 151-61.
 
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Constitutionality of the Plachimada Tribunal Bill, 2011: An Assessment
Sujith Koonan, 7/2 Law, Environment and Development Journal (2011), p. 151-63.
 
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Water Sector Reforms and Courts in India – Lessons from the Evolving Case Law
Philippe Cullet, 19/3 Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (2010), p. 328-38
 
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Groundwater: Legal Aspects of the Plachimada Dispute
Sujith Koonan, in P. Cullet et al. eds., Water Governance in Motion: Towards Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Water Laws (New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2010) p. 159-98.
 
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Drinking Water Reforms
Philippe Cullet, in Philippe Cullet et al. eds, Water Law for the Twenty-first Century: National and International Aspects of Water Law Reforms in India (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), p. 160-81.
 
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Legal Regime Governing Groundwater
Sujith Koonan, in Philippe Cullet et al. eds, Water Law for the Twenty-first Century: National and International Aspects of Water Law Reforms in India (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), p. 182-204.
 
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Water, Health and Water Quality Regulation
Sujith Koonan & Adil Hasan Khan, in Philippe Cullet et al. eds, Water Law for the Twenty-first Century: National and International Aspects of Water Law Reforms in India (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), p. 287-310.
 
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Evolution of Water Law and Policy in India
Philippe Cullet & Joyeeta Gupta, in Joseph W. Dellapenna & Joyeeta Gupta eds, The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water (Dordrecht: Springer Academic Publishers, 2009), p. 159.
 
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New Policy Framework for Rural Drinking Water Supply: Swajaldhara Guidelines
Philippe Cullet, 44/50 Economic and Political Weekly (2009), p. 47.
 
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Water and Food Security in the Nile River Basin: Perspectives of Governments and NGOs of Upstream Countries
Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Kithure Kindiki, in H.G. Brauch, P. Kameri-Mbote et al. eds, Facing Global Environmental Change - Environmental, Human, Energy, Food, Health and Water Security Concepts (Springer, 2009), p. 651-59
 
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24/7, ‘Privatisation’ and Water Reform: Insights from Hubli-Dharwad
Priya Sangameswaran, Roopa Madhav, Clifton D’Rozario, 43/15 Economic and Political Weekly (5 April 2008), p. 60.
 
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Water Law Reforms - Analysis of Recent Developments
Philippe Cullet, 48/2 Journal of the Indian Law Institute (2006), p. 206-231
 
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The Right to Water : An Overview of the Indian Legal Regime
S. Muralidhar, in Eibe Reidel & Peter Rothen eds., The Human Right to Water (Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2006), p. 65-81
 
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Water Investments and the Participation of Local Communities
Philippe Cullet, Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri, E. Brown Weiss, L. Boisson de Chazournes & N. Bernasconi-Osterwalder eds, Fresh Water and International Economic Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), p.303.
 
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From Conflict to Cooperation in the Management of Transboundary Waters: The Nile Experience
Patricia Kameri-Mbote, in Linking Environment and Security - Conflict Prevention and Peace Making in East and Horn of Africa (Washington, DC: Heinrich Boell Foundation, 2005).
 
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Media and other Contributions

 

A Gathering Crisis: The Need for Groundwater Regulation

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet
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The Hindu, 8 August 2017, p. 8.
date: 2017
 
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Why Delhi Must Think Beyond Water ATMs

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet
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The Statesman, 5 July 2016, p. 9.
date: 2016
 
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Groundwater legal regime in India: Towards a paradigm shift

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author(s):
Sujith Koonan
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Governance, 12 December 2016.
date: 2016
 
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The WASH Summit - Beyond Toilets and Behaviour Change

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet
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The Statesman, 15 February 2015, p. 6.
date: 2015
 
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A lesser fundamental right to water

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author(s):
Sujith Koonan
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The Statesman, 05 March 2015, p. 16.
date: 2015
 
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In Defence of Free Water – Beyond The Delhi Experiment

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet
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The Statesman, 2 March 2014, p. 6.
date: 2014
 
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Water as a Human Right and Economic Good: Policy Challenges for Europe

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet
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Government Gazette (March 2014), p. 22.
date: 2014
 
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Plachimada: A long wait for justice

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author(s):
Sujith Koonan
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The Statesman, 18 December 2014, p. 16.
date: 2014
 
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Working Papers on Water and Sanitation

   
 

Groundwater - Towards a New Legal and Institutional Framework

full text author(s): Philippe Cullet date: 2012  
 
 

Groundwater Regulation – Need for Further Reforms

full text author(s): Philippe Cullet date: 2010  
 
 

Tirupur Water Supply and Sanitation Project : An Impediment to Sustainable Water Management?

full text author(s): Roopa Madhav date: 2008  
 
 

Legal Implications of Trade in ‘Real’ and ‘Virtual’ Water Resources

full text author(s): Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri date: 2008  
 
 

South Africa's Water Law and Policy Framework - Implications for the Right to Water

full text author(s): Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri date: 2007  
 
 

Irrigation Reforms in Andhra Pradesh - Whither the Trajectory of Legal Changes?

full text author(s): Roopa Madhav date: 2007  
 
 

The World Bank's Influence on Water Privatisation in Argentina - The Experience of the City of Buenos Aires

full text author(s): Andrés Olleta date: 2007  
 
 

Water Law in India - Overview of Existing Framework and Proposed Reforms

full text author(s): Philippe Cullet date: 2007  
 
 

Legal Implications of Plachimada - A Case Study

full text author(s): Sujith Koonan date: 2007  
 
 

State Responsibility in the Drinking Water Sector - An Overview of the Indian Scenario

full text author(s): Meena Panickar date: 2007  
 
 

Bharat mai jal kanunan evam jal kshetr ke sudhar

full text author(s): Philippe Cullet date: 2006  
 
 

Environment and Conflict Linkages in the Great Lakes Region

full text author(s): Patricia Kameri-Mbote date: 2005  
 
 

Droits de solidarité en droit international

full text author(s): Philippe Cullet date: 1993  
 
 

Legislating for Water: The Indian Context

full text author(s): Usha Ramanathan date: 1992  
 
 

Policy Papers on Water and Sanitation

   
 

Drinking Water Regulation: Rethinking the Right to Water

full text author(s): Philippe Cullet date: 2012  
 
 

Groundwater Regulation in Uttar Pradesh: Beyond the 2010 Bill

full text author(s): Philippe Cullet date: 2012  
 
 

Realising the Right to Sanitation in Rural Areas: Towards a New Framework

full text author(s): Sujith Koonan date: 2012  
 
 

Water Regulatory Authorities in India: The Way Forward?

full text author(s): Sujith Koonan and Lovleen Bhullar date: 2012  
 
 

Briefing Papers on Water and Sanitation

   
 

Background Note on Regulation of Sanitation in India – Basic Features

full text author(s): Philippe Cullet date: 2013  
 
 

Background Note on Rural Context for the Right to Sanitation in India

full text author(s): Sujith Koonan date: 2013  
 
 

Background Note on Indian Legal Framework for Sanitation in Urban Areas

full text author(s): Lovleen Bhullar date: 2013  
 
 

Background Note on Indian Legal Framework for Environment and Health Dimensions of Wastewater Disposal

full text author(s): Lovleen Bhullar date: 2013  
 
 

Background Note on Prohibition of Manual Scavenging and Protection of the Rights of Sanitation Workers in India

full text author(s): Sujith Koonan date: 2013  
 
 

Le Droit à L’assainissement en Suisse

full text author(s): Andrea von Flüe date: 2009  
 
 

The Right to Water in Italy

full text author(s): Chiara Armeni date: 2008  
 
 

The Right to Water in Belgium

full text author(s): Chiara Armeni date: 2008  
 
 

Déprivatisation de l'eau - L'expérience du Canton de Genève

full text author(s): Matthias Ruetschi date: 2008  
 
 

Stakeholder Participation and Transboundary Waters: The Nile Basin Initiative

full text author(s): Patricia Kameri-Mbote date: 2005