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Indigenous Water Rights in Law and Regulation


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1. Introduction; 2. Justifying indigenous water rights; 3. Regulating indigenous water rights; 4. The limited recognition of indigenous water rights in Australia; 5. Water rights for Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand; 6. Rivers as subjects and indigenous water rights in Colombia; 7. Recognising and allocating indigenous water rights in Chile; 8. Indigenous water rights in comparative law: jurisdiction and distribution; 9. Conclusion.

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A detailed study of the engagement of state law with indigenous rights to water in comparative legal and policy contexts.

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Elizabeth Jane Macpherson is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She researches comparative Australasian and Latin American natural resources law and indigenous rights. Her legal practice experience includes representing claimants before New Zealand's Waitangi Tribunal and the Victorian State Government on Aboriginal Affairs.


'Macpherson's book is a work of outstanding scholarship, drawing on a deep understanding of water law and indigenous rights in Chile, Colombia, Australia, and Aotearoa New Zealand to develop a new model for understanding and articulating indigenous water rights in the context of indigenous peoples' enduring culture, law, and relationship to Country. Her book provides a much-needed reminder that water management in post-colonial societies exists within a history of indigenous dispossession, as well as an all-too-frequently continued exclusion from water allocation frameworks. ... This book is a must-read for all scholars and practitioners of water law and water resource management - it challenges us to acknowledge the inequity and unsustainability of existing water law frameworks, and presents new and powerful lessons on how to deliver water justice for indigenous peoples, and the environment which sustains all of us.' Erin O'Donnell, University of Melbourne
'This is a completely compelling comparative study that confidently addresses the ongoing injustice in the distribution of water use rights. As countries around the world embark on reconciliation aspirations, this book is a must-read for us all in considering how to recognise indigenous peoples' rights to be included in contemporary regulatory regimes for water. This book is a sophisticated offering to a complex issue that deserves the highest and widest regard.' Jacinta Ruru, University of Otago, and Co-Director, Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, New Zealand's Maori Centre of Research Excellence
'[...] a highly relevant book, contributing to the debates about rights of nature in general, and legal personhood for rivers more specifically. The case studies [...] are well chosen. Macpherson's use and comparison of case studies of countries where water rights have been historically denied to indigenous groups show the need for approaches that move beyond repairing historical injustices by narrowly defined 'traditional' water uses in a generally constraining context. Ongoing injustices can only be effectively tackled by creating indigenous jurisdictions for water governance and effecting a substantive (re-)distribution of water for multiple purposes, including socio-economic development.' Dik Roth, The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law

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