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Water Rights & Environmental Damage

I have been reading lately.  I have been reading a lot, lately….  I finished reading this article last night, on the bus on my way home from work.  Yes, I use public transit.  I gave up my personal gas pedal almost 3 years ago.

Water Rights and Environmental Damage:  An Enquiry into Stewardship in the Context of Abstraction Licensing Reform in England and Wales.  Written by Donald McGillivary.  Published by Environmental Law Review, Volume 15, 2013.  Pages 205-224.

Donald McGillivray, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Sussex, has a current publication list here.

I found this article doing a random search on water rights.  I was looking more towards Western Canada, where I live, but all information is good and this article is full of definitions that will probably help me in further reading.  And, bonus marks, Professor McGillivray’s writing is concise and clear.

Probably the most important things that I realized while reading this article was that the environment is not protected by stewardship rights or laws.  That the only time we really protect the environment is when there is an overlap of needs between someone holding water (or land) rights and the environment.  In other words, when it benefits someone to protect something, the environment is looked after.  Not something that I had not realized before but, seeing it in a published article is different.

 

A couple of ‘Further Readings’ (from the footnotes) that I made note of:

E.D. Elliot, ‘The Tragi-Comedy of the Commons: Evolutionary Biology, Economics and Environmental Law‘ (2001) 20 Viriginia Environmental Law Journal 17, pages 17-18.

C.P. Rodgers.  ‘Nature’s Place? Property Rights, Property Rules and Environmental Stewardship‘ (2009), Volume 68(3) Cambridge Law Journal 550.

 

 

Not A Precis, Yet…. Environmental Education, an article by Michael Bonnett

As you scroll down you might notice that the precis is missing….  This is because, well, because it is missing….  I have decided to put my “works in progress” into this blog.

This is also an open invitation for you to write a precis on this article.  Waiting to go into my class today, I spotted a window with a lot of articles taped to it.  A couple of them had interesting abstracts and this article is where it all led.  I have not yet read the entire article but, there will be a precis on it at some point in the near future….

 

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Article:  Environmental Education and the Issue of Nature  pdf

Author: Michael Bonnett (publications list)

[This article was published in the Journal of Curriculum Studies: Vol. 39, No. 6, December, 2007.  I have not been able to locate the published version online.]

My copy was downloaded on November 20, 2014 from http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/2494/1/Bonnett2007Environmental707.pdf

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My Precis

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My Precis Expanded (a summary of the original article):

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I found the original article through a Google Scholar search.  My “Free” copy of this article came from here:  http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/2494/1/Bonnett2007Environmental707.pdf