Reframing the transboundary water discourse: Contextualized international law in practice

Patricia Wouters (Lead / Corresponding author), Sergei Vinogradov (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Can international law provide new insights for better understanding transboundary water practice? Selecting China as one of the most challenging case studies, the article explores the possible elements of a reconceptualized approach to international freshwater management. This study demonstrates how the legal discourse surrounding regional transboundary waters can be reframed using the concept of contextualized international law to offer increased opportunities for improved transboundary water cooperation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)385-394
    Number of pages10
    JournalReview of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law
    Issue number3
    Early online date29 Aug 2020
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
    • Law


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