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M.C. Mehta v. Union of India (Groundwater Case)

M.C. Metha

v.

Union of India

1. This court on 20-3-1996 took notice of the news item under the caption “Falling Groundwater Level Threatens City,” appearing in the Indian Express of 18-3-1996. This court issued notice to the Central Groundwater Board and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee. The news item was brought to the notice of this court by Mr. M.C. Mehta, Advocate. On 3-4-1996, this court issued notice to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the Delhi Waterworks and Sewerage Disposal Undertaking.

National Water Act 36 of 1998

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL WATER ACT

Act No 36 of 1998

English text signed by the President)
(Assented to 20 August 1998)

ACT

To provide for fundamental reform of the law relating to water resources; to repeal certain laws; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

PREAMBLE

Recognising that water is a scarce and unevenly distributed national resource which occurs in many different forms which are all part of a unitary, interdependent cycle;

ADB Water Policy, and Privatisation - A case study in Sri Lanka

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The Dispossession

ADB Water Policy, and Privatisation
A case study in Sri Lanka.

Hemantha Withanage
Executive Director/Senior Environmental Scientist
Environmental Foundation/Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka

“No we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice pours down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Introduction

Argentina -- Regimen de Gestion Ambiental de Aguas (Ley Nacional 25.688 )

LEY 25.688
REGIMEN DE GESTION AMBIENTAL DE AGUAS

BUENOS AIRES, 28 de Noviembre de 2002
BOLETIN OFICIAL, 03 de Enero de 2003
Vigentes

TEMA
RECURSOS NATURALES-RECURSOS HIDRICOS-AGUAS-APROVECHAMIENTO DE AGUAS-COMITES DE CUENCAS HIDRICAS

El Senado y Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina reunidos en Congreso, etc., sancionan con fuerza de Ley:

GENERALIDADES
CANTIDAD DE ARTICULOS QUE COMPONEN LA NORMA: 10

Water as a Human Right: Legal, Social and Economic Implications (2003)

WATER AS A HUMAN RIGHT:
LEGAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS

A study of the implications of General Comment No.15 of 2002 of the UN Committee on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights

By Ruana Rajepakse

(Conference on Global Ecological Integrity, Human Rights and Human Responsibilities – Urbino, Italy, 27 June – 1 July, 2003)

1. Introduction

"Prevention of Water Deterioration" Duties under the European Community Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) (WWF Position Paper June 2003)

POSITION PAPER

"Prevention of water deterioration” duties
European Community Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC)

June 2003

*This paper was drafted by Carol Hatton from WWF-UK’s legal unit, with contributions from Eva Royo Gelabert and Francisco Tavares (WWF European Water Policy Function, Living Waters Programme – Europe) and Abel Lacalle Marcos (Fundación Nueva Cultura del Agua, Spain). For further information contact:

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