Towards durable legal protections for rivers in Chile

Weber Salazar, P., Macpherson, E., & Willaarts, B. ORCID: (2024). Towards durable legal protections for rivers in Chile. Water International 1-24. 10.1080/02508060.2024.2346394.

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The protection of Chile’s rivers is a matter of ongoing public and constitutional interest in the wake of Chile’s failed 2019–2024 constitutional reforms. In this article we review and evaluate opportunities for greater legal protection and restoration of rivers in Chile. The legal analysis was complemented by a survey of social attitudes about river protection needs and several interviews with key experts and stakeholders, which found strong concern for enhanced river protection mechanisms in Chile. We conclude by outlining critical pathways towards durable legal protections for the future of Chile’s rivers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water governance, Chile, water rights, freshwater ecosystems, free-flowing rivers, public perception
Research Programs: Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR)
Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) > Water Security (WAT)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2024 11:08
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2024 11:08

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