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


                      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


Transitional justice is  a  an approach to achieving fairness or just treatment during the turn around from  conflict and/or state repression to one where justice is being pursued.  In attempting  to achieve the state’s accountability and the redressing of victims rights.   Indeed, transitional justice affords victims a recognition of their  rights.  It also  promotes… 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… Read More


(1) The recently outed lead (Pb) contaminated water “find”/”event” in Michigan; the previously – and generally forgotten (2) Toledo Water crisis – An algal toxin in Lake Erie contaminated the drinking water used by Toledo and many of its suburbs in August, 2014. It prompted a “do not drink” advisory for parts of three days and fueled… Read More


Brazil drought: water rationing alone won’t save Sao Paulo     Every inhabited continent, to varying degrees, has areas where there is extremely high water stress. These are areas where more than 80% of the local water supply is withdrawn by businesses, farmers, residents and other consumers every year. These so-called stressed areas are also… Read More


  The issue of the sharing or allocation of transboundary water in today’s drought-filled climate impacted era, is a critical one.  It is premised on a simple and irrefutable truth: essentially, the leaders of most of the States of the Union and nation-states have failed to put to use that which they learned or should… Read More


  California’s Mountains Are Ablaze and there’s no Water to Quench the Fire On an early February afternoon in 2015, the side of a mountain southeast of Newburgh, California is ablaze. It resembles Moses’ burning bush – but here, the blaze consumed the forest. This is summer weather. Nevertheless, it is the dead of winter;… Read More