Groundwater and Climate Change – Multi-Level Law and Policy Perspectives
21 September 2017
The third IWRA webinar this year drew from innovative workshops initiative by co-editor Philippe Cullet, who brought together experts on groundwater and policy from around the world. Although our panelists engaged in different case studies, from India to British Columbia there were many common threads. One of the main results of this webinar was to find the cross-sectorial linkages between ways that groundwater is used, including agricultural and energy, and managed. All the panelists agreed that there was a strong need to improve the science-policy interface to focus on ways that groundwater depletion and pollution could be linked to more innovative governance frameworks to enhance sustainability.
This webinar was based on special issue of Water International (Volume 42, Number 6).
On this occasion the webinar had 210 registrants from all over the world, and our panelists included Michael Kidd (Professor, University of Kwazulu-Natal), Owen McIntyre (Professor, University College of Cork), Birsha Ohdedar (Phd Candidate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), Trevor Birkenholtz (Professor, University of Champaign-Urbana), Raya Stephan (Water Law Expert and Consultant). It was moderated by Scott McKenzie (PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia).
Please download the presentations below:
- Introduction to ‘Groundwater and Climate Change: Multi-level Law and Policy Perspectives’
- Assessing India’s drip-irrigation boom: efficiency, climate change and groundwater Policy
- Climate change, groundwater and the law: exploring the connections in South Africa
- Groundwater law, abstraction, and responding to climate change: assessing recent law reforms in British Columbia and England
- EU legal protection for ecologically significant groundwater in the context of climate change vulnerability