Guidebook for Policy and Legislative Development on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Freshwater Resources

Stephen C. McCaffrey, Gregory S. Weber
Type of Resource: 
Guides and Manuals

This Guidebook provides information not only on national legislation, but also on a number of international agreements and conventions that have been produced in recent years. Its scope is not limited to legal issues. It addresses such issues as the precautionary principle, adaptive management, and the importance of data collection and monitoring as instruments for sustainable development. It deals with the benefits of integrating all water resources statutes under a single law, and with the merits of bringing all aspects of water use and protection under a single piece of legislation. It also addresses issues of sustainable development of multiple natural resources embracing water resources, forest resources, land use, biological communities and mineral resources. (Suorce: Book - Foreword)