• Sharing watercourse and its benefits between Nepal and India. Established rules and its application in sharing benefits from International Watercourse

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Trilochan Upreti has been working in area of sharing watercourses and its benefits between riparian countries; heavily engaged in bilateral negotiations, making treaty and agreements and its implementation for many years. International watercourse law, convention, best practices and legal argument remained his tools which reflects in this book.)


Fresh water is an indispensable part of the hydrosphere and the terrestrial system. Water is a finite resource for which there is no substitute; its total volume cannot be increased and no living thing can exist without it. Global water usage is becoming unsustainable at present levels, which are still rapidly increasing due to the world’s swelling population, and per capita usage that is increasing with prosperity. The other issue of great concern is the uneven availability and unsustainable use of water, exacerbated by problems such as pollution, deforestation and desertification. This book has identified equity as the best way of resolving complicated issues regarding water use, particularly in the context of shared watercourse. Ind-Nepalese water relations are used as a case study.

MATERIA: International Environmental Law