BOOK: Legal Perspectives on Bridging Science and Policy, edited by Mara Tignino, Raya Marina Stephan, Renée Martin-Nagle and Owen McIntyre, Routledge, 2019

This book deals with the interaction of science and policy from a legal perspective. Expert contributors outline the role of law in water management and suggest solutions to make laws flexible and adaptive to changes in scientific knowledge and environmental, social and economic conditions. Each chapter addresses the topic with a different focus and offers an in-depth analysis of legal challenges related to the creation of interdisciplinary bridges, clarifying how science may be assimilated into decision-making processes and can thereby contribute to build evidence-based policies. This book, which was originally published in the journal Water International as a special issue (44:3 of 2019) prepared by AIDA and gathering selected papers from the XVI World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association, will be of great interest to scholars of water law, water governance and environmental law. It is available for purchase online, from