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Introduction to International Water Law


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What you'll learn:

In this course you will explore the basic principles, doctrines, and case studies used by water lawyers, scholars, policy makers, and practitioners to interpret the complexities surrounding water.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course learners will be able to identify key arguments of international and domestic water law including water policy, treaties, provisions, research, and water rights.

What you'll do:

  • Module 1: Introduction to International Water Law
  • Module 2: International Environmental Law
  • Module 3: International Water Rights
  • Module 4: Case Study: The Colorado River
  • Module 5: Water Law and Public Health

Who this course is designed for:

Water Industry Leaders and Professionals; Sustainability Leaders and Professionals.

What you'll receive:

Course Completion Certificate

Meet the instructor

Dr. Rhett Larson, Associate Professor of Law

Rhett Larson is a Morrison Fellow in Water Law and associate professor in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. He is also a faculty fellow in the Center for Law and Global Affairs, and the Center for Law, Science, and Innovation. He is a senior research fellow with the Kyl Center for Water Policy (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. at ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy. Professor Larson’s research and teaching interests are in property law, administrative law, and environmental and natural resource law, in particular, domestic and international water law and policy. Professor Larson’s research focuses on the impact of technological innovation on water rights regimes, in particularly transboundary waters, and on the sustainability implications of a human right to water. He works on dispute resolution and improved processes in water rights adjudications in Arizona and the Colorado River Basin with the Kyl Center for Water Policy. Professor Larson was a visiting professor and Fulbright Scholar at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, a visiting fellow with the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and works in the Middle East on water security issues. Professor Larson also practiced environmental and natural resource law with law firms in Arizona, focusing on water rights, water quality, and real estate transactions.