Water Law and Governance
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of a coherent body of knowledge of legal and policy principles related to water law;
- apply legal reasoning and research to generate responses to issues related to water law;
- research, evaluate and synthesise legal and policy issues related to water law; and
- communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences on issues related to water law.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
The increasing severity of droughts show that water is arguably our most precious resource, underscoring the need for effective regulatory and governance regimes. To achieve sustainability in water management, access and use, the millennium promised a new era in Australian water law for increased intergovernmental cooperation within the Federation. Today, it remains a significant issue underpinning conflict between rural and urban communities, between States, and between Governments. This subject introduces you to the key dimensions of water law and governance regimes in New South Wales and the interaction of these with the Commonwealth legal framework. Emphasis is placed on the Murray-Darling Basin, with a research focus to develop your own critical analysis of water law and associated problems, whether in rural or urban environments. In doing so, you will gain valuable insights on a highly topical and evolving issue.
Online Quiz: Relates to Learning Outcome 1 Presentation: 2000 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcpomes 1-4 Exam: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcpomes 1-4
- 15 Minutes (30%)
- Take Home Exam (60%)
Current study term: 23 Oct 22 to 03 Feb 23
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