WIT Press

The evolution of International Water Law*

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP-V10-N6-894-900

Volume

Volume 10 (2015), Issue 6

Pages

6

Page Range

894 - 900

Author(s)

PAULO CANELAS DE CASTRO

Abstract

International Water Law has been witnessing deep changes in the latter two decades. These changes denote certain cardinal options for new values that the newer International Water Law is seeking to embrace. Amongst these, the ones of environmentalization, humanization and economicization stand out as attempts at bringing efficient response to the challenges set by the current global water crisis. They amount to true paradigm shifts in the understanding of International Water Law and the normative message conveyed

Keywords

economicization, environmentalization, humanization, human right to water, International Water Law, paradigm changes, trade in water, water protection, water services.