Wednesday, December 9, 2009

HRBA to gas? -- On the fragmentation of legislations (Mova)

I would like to add more points on Hugo's post. Another thing that will exacerbate the problem is the fragmentation of legislations covering groundwater. Under Indonesian Law for example, the regime for dewatering for mining activities is not covered by the regulation on groundwater, it falls under the mining law. Geothermal had a separate law and I have yet look deeper into how this issue is addressed under the implementing regulation of the Geothermal law. But looking at the mining experience and the volume of water used, there might be temptation for regulating it separately from the water law regime.

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