Santa Clara Journal of International Law
There is an ethical overlay to water-related decision-making and management, frequently drawing on personal experiences with water and the ubiquitous need for water. The modern South African Bill of Rights, ensuring its people’s access to water; the movement towards recognizing water as a basic human right; and even occurrences in Texas, including the passage of “environmental flows legislation” and the efforts to preserve and protect the Edwards Aquifer, reflect the presence of ethics in decision-making with respect to water management. Ethics are a part of water management decision-making.
David DeCosse (Moderator), Panel: Ethics-Based Decision-Making in Societal Water Management, 6 Santa Clara J. Int’l L. 33 (2008).