Dr Karen Morrow, Swansea Law Department; Dr Bettina Lange, University of Oxford; Dr Mark Shepheard, McGill University give talks for the 1st Panel of the Economic Rights and Regulatory Regimes: Is there still a 'right' to water? conference.
PLEASE NOTE: The quality of recording deteriorates significantly after 55 minutes and so has had to be cut short. We apologise for the inconvenience. Legal and environmental experts introduce the fundamental issues in water rights and water law, and discuss the findings of a pilot study entitled 'Rethinking water rights through stewardship in Anglia and the Northeast of England'. Climate change, through more severe weather events, including both droughts and floods, is making water resource management ever more difficult. This panel discussion assesses whether and how farmers' rights to access and use water in England are changing in the light of the transformed environmental policy context.