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About

Research

William's research interests include Environmental Law, particularly laws relating to the conservation of the aquatic environment and ecosystems. He previously worked on several projects funded by international organisations, national governments and environmental bodies.

He also works with organisations outside of KLS, examples of which can be seen here. Some examples of William's media appearances are here.

Research Areas: Environmental Law, European and Comparative Law

Environmental Law at KLS

William oversees a lively programme of Environmental Law events at KLS

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Publications

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Article
Howarth, W. (2014). Legal Perspectives on Flooding: Canute, Foster and the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. United Kingdom Environmental Law Association:21-23.
Howarth, W. (2012). Planning for Water Security. Journal of Planning and Environmental Law:357-373.
Howarth, W. (2009). Aspirations and Realities under the Water Framework Directive: Proceduralisation, Participation and Practicalities. Journal of Environmental Law 21 :391-418.
Howarth, W. (2009). Cost Recovery for Water Services and the Polluter Pays Principle. ERA Forum (the Journal of the Academy of European Law) [Online] 10:565-587. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12027-009-0134-3.
Howarth, W. (2008). The interpretation of 'Precaution' in the European Community Fisheries Policy. Journal of Environmental Law 20:213-244.
Howarth, W. (2008). 'Water Pollution: Improving the Legal Controls' in Retrospect. Journal of Environmental Law:3-5.
Book section
Howarth, W. (2017). The Strategic Environmental Assessment and Water Framework Directives. in: Jones QC, G. and Scotford, E. eds. The Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive. Hart Publishing, pp. 265-282. Available at: http://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/9781782255536.
Howarth, W. (2017). Water Pollution and Water Quality: Shifting Regulatory Paradigms. in: Rieu-Clarke, A., Allen, A. and Hendry, S. eds. Handbook on Water Law and Policy. Routledge.
Howarth, W. (2016). Procedure and Substance in Environmental Assessment: the European Union Strategic Environmental Assessment and Water Framework Directives. in: Jones, G. ed. The SEA Directive: A Plan for Success? Hart Publishing.
Howarth, W. (2015). Integrated Water Resources Management and the European Union Common Agricultural Policy. in: McMahon, J. and Cardwell, M. eds. Research Handbook on EU Agriculture Law. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 246-268.
Howarth, W. and Macrory, R. (2014). The Legal Control of Pollution. in: Harrison, R. M. ed. Pollution: Causes, Effects and Control. Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing, pp. 492-521.
Howarth, W. (2014). The History of Water Law in the Common Law Tradition. in: Tvedt, T., McIntyre, O. and Woldetsadik, T. K. eds. History of Water Series III: Sovereignty and the Development of International Water Law. I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Book
Howarth, W. and Jackson, S. (2011). Wisdom's Law of Watercourses, sixth edition. [Online]. London: Sweet & Maxwell. Available at: http://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/Catalogue/ProductDetails.aspx?productid=433914&recordid=4637.
Edited book
Howarth, W. ed. (2010). Halsbury's Laws of England, Environmental Quality and Public Health. Butterworths.
Howarth, W. ed. (2009). Halsbury's Laws of England, Water and Waterways. Butterworths.
Internet publication
Howarth, W. (2013). Integrated Water Resources Management and the Right to Water Security [FLJS Policy Brief]. Available at: http://www.fljs.org/content/regulation-law-government-publications.
Showing 16 of 22 total publications in KAR. [See all in KAR]
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Teaching and Supervision

Current Teaching

Undergraduate and postgraduate Environmental Law.

Supervision

William is happy to supervise projects looking at International, European Union and National Environmental Law, particularly in areas concerned with the Aquatic Environment or Ecological Conservation.

 

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Other Academic Activities

Editorial Work

Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Law, Environmental Law and Mangement and Journal of Water.

Professional Societies

William is a member of the International Association for Water Law, United Kingdom Environmental Law Association, Agricultural Law Association and Institution of Fisheries Management.

External Appointments

Member of the Legal Advisory Committee to Fish Legal. Member ESRC Research Assesment Panel and AHRC Peer Review College. Fellow of Royal Society of Arts and Institute of Water and Management. Honorary Legal Advisor to Institute of Fisheries Management. He has acted in an advisory or consultancy role for various government departments and public bodies.

Administration

Co-convenor of LLM programmes in Environmental Law and Policy, and International Environmental Law.

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