WATER LAW AND POLICY

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Water resources are of increasing economic significance, whilst water use and management is undergoing increasing environmental scrutiny. Water Law is therefore of increasing relevance in Australian and global environmental sustainability debates. 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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesUtilisation of presentation materials, completion of reading tasks, effective use of on-line learning tools, completion of written seminar-based tasks, completion of written assessment.

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Prerequisites complete 120 credit points

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically assess Australian water law and policy and to describe and critique its capacity to fulfil intergenerational obligations and to forward the public good.
02. Reconceptualise water related problems according to multiple stakeholder perspectives and identify potential remediation mechanisms.
03. Effectively communicate analyses of water-related issues utilising a range of critical perspectives
04. Demonstrate capacity to identify and analyse issues relating to Australian water law
05. Demonstrate critical understanding of the international legal and policy environment in which Australian water law has been developed and to critically reflect on the interaction between water law and policy and natural, economic, social and cultural systems.

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