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Water rights and water trading in England and Wales

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This policy brief discusses the role of ‘rights’ in water use and water trade in the context of climate change. Abstraction rights and their ownership are related to water ‘commons’ and traditional riparian rights. When the demand for water (including water for the environment) exceeds the available supply in some regions, there is a need to encourage trade both in water licence rights and in bulk water.

This position has been reached in England and Wales and the problems are likely...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
City University London
Research group:
The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law - Socio-Legal Studies,Centre for
Series:
Foundation for Law, Justice and Society policy briefs
Publication date:
2013
URN:
uuid:306f9adb-f92c-4b3b-a1a6-574bac30898c
Local pid:
ora:6902
Language:
English
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