New publication: Research Handbook on International Water Law, by S. McCaffrey, C. Leb and R.T. Denoon (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019

This book surveys the field of the law of shared freshwater resources. In some thirty chapters, it covers subjects ranging from the general principles operative in the field and international groundwater law to the human right to water and whether international water law is prepared to cope with climate disruption. Its comprehensive survey of international water law links international principles to case studies and examples from specific basins, to bring research into real-world relevancy. Different regional traditions and frameworks of international water law are presented in order to provide a global overview. The book is meant for academics and researchers, students, relevant government agencies, and practitioners interested in water law and humanitarian law. It is available for purchase at