Title

Managing Buried Treasure Across Frontiers: The International Law of Transboundary Aquifers

Document Type

Article

Publication Year

2011

Journal Title

Water International

ISSN

1941-1707

DOI

10.1080/02508060.2011.598642

Abstract

In recent years, transboundary aquifers have received growing attention in numerous policy-making and negotiating circles. This development suggests an evolution in customary international law for transboundary aquifers. This article examines recent international arrangements and pronouncements related to the assessment, use, allocation and protection of transboundary groundwater resources and identifies the legal trends emerging from these instruments. The article also considers gaps and shortcomings in the emerging regulatory regime and offers recommendations for the further development of the law.

First Page

573

Last Page

583

Num Pages

11

Issue Number

5

Publisher

Taylor & Francis