Introduction au droit de l’eau (Introduction to water law), by B. Drobenko, Editions Johanet, Paris, 2014

This publication contains an updated synthesis of the legal framework for water resources management in France. It provides a review and analysis of its evolution and of its main elements. It illustrates the legal provisions in support of river basin planning, water allocation, water supply and sanitation, the financing of the water sector, the settlement of water disputes and enforcement, all in the light of recent water law developments in Europe and in the world.  The main purpose of this publication is to enable those dealing with water resources, including professionals, technicians, trainers and students, to acquire an in-depth knowledge of these elements and to understand the manner in which contemporary water resources policies are structured and implemented. The book may be ordered online at