This class focuses on how international water law principles relate to the construction and operations of on-stream dams. Within this general focus, the following more specific topics are reviewed: (1) upstream/downstream nation rights and obligations relating to the impoundment and release of water from on-stream dams; (2) effect of on-stream dams on fisheries/aquatic habitat and fishers; (3) international environmental impact assessment obligations relating to the construction and operation of on-stream dams; (4) relation of hydro-electric dams to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy production.
Kibel, Paul Stanton, "Training Course on the GREENING of WATER LAW: Implementing Environment-friendly Principles in Contemporary Water Treaties and Laws" (2018). Publications. 829.