WATER LAW AND POLICY

LAW3WAT

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Water Law is of increasing relevance in Australia and globally. Water resources are of increasing economic significance, whilst water use and management is undergoing increasing environmental scrutiny. Our program will commence with an analysis of the international framework within which Australian water law is situated, from both an environmental and an international trade perspective. It will consider the federal and state agreements which shape most state legislation, and the federalisation of water resource management in the Murray Darling Basin. It will then consider, from both a policy and a practitioner perspective, the common law and legislation governing water law in Victoria, both in relation to urban, irrigation and environmental water entitlements.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and LAW1PPL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTBAPrescribedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Capacity to critically assess Australian water law policy

Activities:
1. utilisation of presentation materials. 2. completion of reading tasks. 3. effective use of on-line learning tools. 4. completion of written seminar-based tasks. 5. completion of written assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Capacity to reconceptualise water related problems according to multiple stakeholder perspectives and identify potential remediation mechanisms.

Activities:
1. Utilisation of presentation materials. 2. Effective use of on-line learning tools. 3. Effective participation in group-based seminar problem-solving tasks. 4. Completion of written seminar-based tasks 5. Completion of written assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Demonstrated capacity effectively to communicate analyses of water-related issues utilising a range of critical perspectives

Activities:
1. Utilisation of presentation materials. 2. Effective use of on-line learning tools. 3. Effective participation in group-based seminar problem-solving tasks. 4. Completion of written seminar-based tasks 5. Completion of written assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

04. Demonstrated capacity to identify and analyse issues relating to Australian water law

Activities:
1. Utilisation of lecture materials. 2. Effective use of on-line learning tools. 3. Preparation for seminars and effective participation in group-based seminar problem-solving tasks. 4. completion of written seminar-based tasks 5. completion of written assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Demonstrated critical understanding of the international legal and policy environment in which Australian water law has been developed.

Activities:
1. Utilisation of lecture materials. 2. Completion of reading tasks. 3. preparation for seminars and completion of written seminar-based tasks 4. completion of written assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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