Hydrogeological Approach to Transboundary Ground Water Resources and International Law
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This paper treats transboundary and international ground water resources under international law from a hydrogeologic perspective by considering the shortcomings of Barberis' four models and by offering six new conceptual models in which ground water resources have transboundary consequences. The models are intended to help assess the applicability and scientific soundness of existing and proposed rules governing transboundary and international ground water resources. Consequently, they should aid in developing clear, logical, and science-based norms of state conduct as they relate to transboundary and international ground water resources. Finally, this paper considers the development of international water law as it applies to ground water resources and makes recommendations based on the models and principles of hydrogeology.