Water Institute Seminar: International Water Law

Thursday, February 28, 2013 11:30 am - 11:30 am EST (GMT -05:00)

International Water Law with Michael Azulay

February 28, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. in J.R. Coutts Engineering Lecture Hall (RCH), Room 211

The management and use of water resources within a province and country is usually regulated by water laws set by that province and country. However, what happens when the water resource is international in nature and therefore governed by international water law? This raises a number of questions: 
  • How is a river or aquifer that crosses or spans two or more countries managed and utilized?
  • How much water is each country allowed to utilize?
  • What happens if one country pollutes an international water resource?
To begin answering these questions, an understanding of the key principles of international water law is required. At this seminar, these principles will be introduced and explored through a variety of fascinating case studies from around the world.
Michael Azulay is a Senior Policy Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure and has a Master’s of Law in International Water Law and Policy and an MBA in Water Management from the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy, and Science, University of Dundee, Scotland.