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Judicial Oversight in the Comparative Context: Biodiversity Protection in the United States, Australia, and Canada

How effective are courts as policymaking institutions? Generally speaking, courts play a far larger role in American biodiversity law than they do in comparable Australian and Canadian statutory programs. As a result, studying...

Progress on Environmental Flows in Southeastern Australia in Light of Climate Change

Editors' Summary

Over a decade of reform initiatives in Australia have aimed at a more ecologically sustainable allocation and management framework for water resources, including provision for environmental flows. The key policy...

Water Law and Policy in Australia--An Overview

Editor's Summary: Australia is the world's driest continent. Its watersheds collect very little water, and except for Antarctica, it has the lowest level of rainfall of any continent. Land use choices, in addition to the extraction of...

Markets, Water Rights, and Sustainable Development

Editor's Summary: Today, government agencies in Australia must manage water resources sustainably. One of the means available for achieving this goal is the use of market instruments. Yet the protection of ecological and environmental...

Environmental Water Allocations in Australia

Editor's Summary: Throughout Australia, allocating water to protect the natural environment is a fundamental aspect of managing the right to take water for consumptive purposes. The allocation of water for environmental purposes,...