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Sustainable Water Management in Australia, Europe, and the United States

April 2006

Citation: 36 ELR 10259

Issue: 4

Author: Karen Hussey

Editors' Summary: The protection and management of freshwater resources is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. In September 2005, water specialists from Australia, Europe, and the United States met at an international symposium hosted by the Australian National University to debate the challenges of sustainable water management in developed economies and to critique the various strategies and reforms introduced in each region to address them. This special edition of the Environmental Law Reporter contains a collection of articles that grew out of that symposium. Below, Karen Hussey, a co-convenor of the symposium, outlines these articles and examines a theme common to them all--the regulatory fragmentation of natural resource management.

Karen Hussey is a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University and was co-convenor of the international symposium, Sustainable Water Management: Comparative Perspectives From Australia, Europe and the United States, held on September 14-16, 2005, at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

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