SOAS University of London

Legal Issues Related to Water Sector Restructuring in India (2006-2009)

The project in partnership with Indian institutions, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) on Legal Issues Related to Water Sector Restructuring: Human Rights, Environment, Agriculture and Socio-Economic Aspects analysed the framework associated with the changing policy context for water use in India. 

It was the first major study of water law in India since the early 1990s and contributed to ensuring that researchers and teachers would give it much more importance and to ensuring that policy-makers would consider it a more important part of sector reforms.

It led to the publication of two books:

  • P. Cullet, A. Gowlland-Gualtieri, R. Madhav & U. Ramanathan eds, Water Law for the Twenty-first Century – National and International Aspects of Water Law Reforms in India (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), 332p.
  • P. Cullet, A. Gowlland-Gualtieri, R. Madhav & U. Ramanathan eds, Water Governance in Motion – Towards Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Water Laws (New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 556p.