Journal History

The first publication of the International Journal of Rural Law and Policy was launced in November 2011. The articles in that first issue resulted from a colloquim on water law held at the University of New England in January 2011. The colloquium brought together leading scholars on water law and policy from around the world to discuss various issues facing water use and water regulation. As highlighted by the introductory article by Paul Martin, there are many commonalities in the problems facing water issues in different parts of the world – in spite of apparently vast differences in context.