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Statute and Custom in Water Law

David Gilmartin

in Blood and Water: The Indus River Basin in Modern History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520285293
eISBN:
9780520960831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285293.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Conflicting British ideas on the relationship between community and water control were played out in the distinction between statute and custom in water law. The principles of productive efficiency ... More


The Foundations of a Business Empire: The Gran Canal in Mexico, 1889–1900

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the first contract of Weetman Pearson in Mexico which was the construction of a drainage canal in Mexico City. It suggests that the Gran Canal project was one of the most ... More


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