Iyer, R.R. (ed.) (2009). Water and the laws in India. New Delhi, India, Sage India. 676 p.
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Laws relating to water in India have diverse origins, including ancient local customs and the British Common Law. The in-depth chapters in this compendium pertain to issues on water – water-resource policy, management, conservation, conflict-resolution etc. – and proceed to a discussion of the legal questions that arise. The book also briefly raises and explores the case for a constitutional declaration on water and an overarching national water law.
While most of the chapters focus on water resources legislation, some also deal with issues related to the drinking water sector:
- The Human Right to Water: Policies and Rights by Upendra Baxi
- Community Engagement in Water Governance by M. S. Vani
- Water Use: Legal and Institutional Framework by K. J. Joy and Suhas Paranjape
- Drinking Water Supply: Right and Obligation by K.C. Sivaramakrishnan
- Water, Women and Rights by Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
- Water Pollution and Contamination by Paritosh C. Tyagi