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Water and Drainage Law
Water and Drainage Law
Number of volumes: 1
Practice Area:  Environmental Law
ISBN:  9780421387003
Author: John H Bates
Last Release: Jul 2018 / Next Release: Feb 2019
Subscription Information: 2 releases a year, Calendar year
Format:  Looseleaf
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Providing an up-to-date and thorough survey of the subject, Water and Drainage Law:

  • Explains the diverse law relating to water and drainage in a single volume
  • Examines statute law and sets it into its common law context, providing details of both regimes
  • Details how the law is applied, in order to clarify uncertainties
  • Discusses procedures, rights and responsibilities to assist in resolving disputes more effectively
  • Sets out the roles of the relevant statutory bodies including the Environment Agency
  • Deals with core topics such as water management and resource issues, reservoirs and dams, water supply and the quality of drinking water
  • Addresses the issue of charging for water and sewerage services
  • Includes discussion of navigation, recreation on water and conservation, to provide complete coverage

Forthcoming releases will include coverage of the following developments:

  • Reservoir provisions of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
  • Affordability reforms to the charging system following the 2009 Walker Review
  • Changes to private sewer ownership
  • Sustainable drainage provisions of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
  • Flood defence reforms
  • New drainage rating system
  • Transfer of inland waterways to a charitable trust


  • Internal waters of England and Wales
  • Rights in water pipes
  • Water management
  • Water resources
  • Reservoirs and dams
  • Water supply
  • Quality of drinking water
  • Charging for water and sewerage services
  • Sewerage and drainage
  • Pollution of water
  • Water and drainage works
  • Land drainage and flood defences
  • Navigation
  • Recreation on waters
  • Conservation and amenity
  • Freshwater fisheries
  • Canals

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