The IUP Journal of Law Review
Sharing Transboundary Water Resources: A Critical Analysis of Shared Responsibility

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Pub. Date : Jan, 2021
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Law Review
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJLR50121
Author Name :Masood Ahmad and Heena Praveen
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Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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Abstract

Fresh water is extremely important and vital for human existence and for the sustainability of earth. Till date, there is no known substitute for freshwater. With water, humans have emotional ties, whether it is with respect to nature, soil, health, religious sanctity, productivity or for any other reasons. Earlier, water had no price excluding the extracting charges, cost for purifying and then ultimately using it. But in the last one decade or so, water has increasingly acquired a price as a commodity in the market and is subject to international trade. This paper focuses on the need for collective effort to be made by the international community for preservation and restoration of water resources and implementation of different international laws in this regard. The paper focuses on the Westphalian theory which adversely hampers the concept of shared water resources between the upper riparian and lower riparian states. The paper also examines the five prominent pillars of water sharing principles to be observed by the states and the positive initiatives taken by the international community for the development of international laws relating to water.


Water is the driving force of all nature.
        - Leonardo da Vinci1


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Fresh and clean water is indispensable and vital for human survival and for the sustainability of earth. There is no substitute for freshwater till date. With water, humans have emotional ties, whether it is with respect to nature, soil, health, religious sanctity, productivity or for any other reasons. Walking down the memory lane, one can realize that earlier water did not come with a price, excluding the extracting cost for purifying and then ultimately using it. But in the last half a decade, water acquired a price as a commodity in the market and is being


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