The law and policy relating to the allocation of the right to consume water, with a focus on Western Canada, and the maintenance of water quality. The issue of water scarcity in an era of climate change and its ramifications in Canada and the world. Indigenous water rights and the protections of aquatic resources. Jurisdiction over water and the role of the federal government in water management. Water in International Law in North America and the world, with a focus on the law applicable to International Rivers.