04 & 05 September 2021


Hon’ble Mr. Justice L. Nageswara Rao Judge, Supreme Court of India & Hon’ble Visitor, DSNLU


Hon’ble Sri Justice Arup Kumar Goswami, The Chief Justice of High Court of AP  & Hon’ble Chancellor, DSNLU


Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, DSNLU


Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU) is a public university  constituted under the DSNLU Act, 2008. It is duly recognized by Bar Council of India and University Grants  Commission. It offers 5-year integrated B.A. LLB. (Hons.) course, one-year LL.M. program, Ph.D. and LL.D. programs. The University adopts a multidisciplinary approach and has a good work environment. It lies in the  foothills of the Eastern Ghats at Sabbavaram, Visakhapatnam district, AP, India. It is fully residential. The campus  is green and elegant.

About the Webinar

DSNLU is organising a two-day National Webinar on “Water Management Laws: Life, Livelihood and  Environment” on 04 and 05 September 2021. The Webinar is sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science  Research (ICSSR)- Southern Regional Centre (SRC), Hyderabad, a premier institution established by Government of India in 1969 to promote  research in social science in the country. The Webinar will be hosted on Cisco Webex, an online  videoconferencing application. The link will be sent to registered participants. There will be six technical sessions  in the Webinar excluding the inaugural and valedictory. E-certificates will be provided to registered participants and paper presenters after the completion of the Webinar.

Objective of the Webinar

Water is the source of life. Oceans and the seas; rivers and the rivulets; ponds and the lakes quench our thirst  and keep us clean and tidy. The water which, flows through these rivers and streams flows through our veins. If  they are clean, we are clean. We exist, if they exist. Such an important source is facing a man-made crisis.  Human intervention has led to depletion of water. The objective of the webinar is to discuss about the following  issues.

The Main Themes are as Follows:

  • Access to Water as a Human Right Commodification; Privatization and Water Markets
  • Prioritizing Allocation of Water
  • Water as a source of Life: Unsustainable Practices
  • Damming the Rivers
  • Conservation of Water: Regulation of Usage of Ground Water and Surface Water
  • Inter State and Intra State River Water Disputes
  • Interlinking of Rivers
  • Water Pollution: Externalities; Legal Instruments and Remedies

Sub Themes for the Technical Sessions

  • The broad sub themes for the six technical sessions would be as follows:
  • Right to water as a Human Right
  • Access and Sharing of Water
  • Commodification, Privatization and Water Markets
  • Big Dams and Developmental Projects: Legal Implications
  • Climate Change, Change in Rainfall Patterns, Water Security: Best Practices for Conservation of Water and Law
  • Water Pollution: Externalities, Legal Instruments and Remedies

Note: In addition to above mentioned sub-themes, participants are free to pursue any other relevant sub-themes  reflecting their own scholarly interests.

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission 05 August 2021

Communication of Acceptance  07 August 2021

Last Date for Registration 20 August 2021

Deadline for Full Paper Submission  25 August 2021

Dates of Webinar 04-05 September 2021

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstract and Full Paper submissions must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, spacing 1.5
  • Footnotes must be in Times New Roman, font size 10, single-spaced
  • Footnoting style: The footnoting style of Indian Law Institute, New Delhi
  • Margins: 1 Inch on all sides
  • Word limit for Abstract is 300-500 words
  • Abstract must be accompanied with the name, designation and contact details of Author and co-author
  • Word limit for Full Paper is 3000-5000 words (exclusive of Footnotes)
  • Co-authorship is allowed up to two authors.
  • All the submissions should be sent to
  • Select few papers will be published in a book with an ISBN number subject to the discretion of the University


  • Registration is open for all. There is no registration fee.

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