EU is eager to design environmental laws. However, should the EU go for uniform standards or open up for differentiation? What are the legal, administrative and political challenges? In the U.S, also consisting of different states with different histories, economies and constraints, they have mixed experiences with drinking water policy.
During his three months stay in Oslo as a visiting professor with the Research Group in Natural Resources Law, Tauhidur Rahman from the University of Arizona has initiated two research projects together with Endre Stavang, professor at the Department of Private Law.
The first project is directly relevant for water legislation in the European Union. The second project, an empirical comparative study of how different deductibles in housing insurance are affecting people’s behaviour in Norway and the United States, will be of practical use both for insurance companies and public authorities.