Water Leadership

Water Law Symposium, Hamline Law Review, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2008

16 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2008 Last revised: 21 Jul 2009

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Elizabeth Burleson

BurlesonInstitute.org; London School of Economics (LSE)

Date Written: July 12, 2008


Reasonable and equitable use of water can help achieve local, regional, and international peace and security. This Article addresses water security around the world. Lack of safe drinking water and sanitation kills roughly 4500 children a day according to the World Health Organization. Youth have an important role to play as stakeholders with the longest range interests in policy outcomes. We have a shared responsibility to ensure water access and water quality. This Article concludes that clean technology transfer in particular and international cooperation generally can facilitate informed decisions upon which egalitarian agreements can establish sustainable watershed management.

Keywords: Water Law, Public Good, Youth, Children, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Conflict Resolution, Water Scarcity, Urban, Participation, Health, Reasonable and Equitable Water Use, United Nations

JEL Classification: D00, D40, D70, D90, H4, I00, N5, O3, O3

Suggested Citation

Burleson, Elizabeth, Water Leadership (July 12, 2008). Water Law Symposium, Hamline Law Review, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1159125

Elizabeth Burleson (Contact Author)

BurlesonInstitute.org ( email )

London School of Economics (LSE) ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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