WIT Press


The Legislation Concerning Water Resources Management And Protection

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP950511

Volume

13

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

770 kb

Author(s)

F. Papalimmeou

Abstract

The legislation concerning water resources management and protection F. Papalimmeou Papalimneou Law Offices, 33 Skoufa Str., Athens, Greece Introductory Remarks: Law and Water Resources Water resources are part of the environmental resources and being that they are faced with two dangers: scarcity and pollution. The management of water resources tend towards dealing with the first danger, that of scarcity, and it is linked with the problem of their quantitative preservation. The protection of water resources aims at dealing with the second danger, that of pollution, and it is linked with the problems of their qualitative safeguarding. In the history of law, the legal status of water resources show significant variations. This is because it is subject to the regulatory function of two rights: the property right and the right of public utility. In the laws of Western European countries, the evolution of their legislation and judicial practice, regarding the probl

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