Across the world, indigenous communities face threats to their access to water because of climate change. Indeed, water management is one of the most fundamental climate change-related issues in North America and internationally. It involves issues of equity, and is related to significant political,… Read More


For all of the benefits of the doctrine of equitable allocation, it does have its critics. One of the major ones was the renowned water scholar Charles J. Meyers. In his classic study of the Colorado River.(1) Meyers condemned both the equitable apportionment method and the Supreme Court’s principle as unwieldy and inefficient. In fact, he… Read More


Water Sharing: India’s Inter-State and Transboundary Dynamics From Pathways to Development January 23, 2017 http://offprint.in/en/articles/water-sharing-india-s-inter-state-and-transboundary-dynamics  0 India, like many other countries/regions, has a water scarcity issue. But what makes India’s water troubles unique is that, not only does it has water sharing conflicts with other countries, but also between States themselves. This is because States,… Read More


President-elect Donald Trump has pulled a page out of the McCarthy era.  His transition team wants to know which scientists in the Department of Energy did their jobs.  That is, which employees went to climate science conventions as required to by the Obama Administration. Every one of Mr. Trump’s nominees to head an agency is… Read More


A shift in the use of water and other resources, from a policy or pattern of unchecked water use a few decades ago, to today’s era of water scarcity, has created a situation that has resulted in the potential for disputes over rivers worldwide.  Some of these arguments include the decades-long dispute between Mexico and… Read More


International water allocation disputes have been a constant in the universe of international disputes, as is demonstrated by the suite of disputes selected herein.  Today, the issues that led to these disputes and other environmental and natural resources threats, are more problematic than they were in the past, as a consequence of the persistent expansion of worldwide… Read More


Human Rights lawyers in North America know that although the societies of Canada and the United States believe that human rights are uniform and fair. They in fact are not.  Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to water, climate justice and indigenous people.  Poverty is also a driver in the realm of climate… Read More