The term 'wetland law and policy' refers to the legally related rules developed by governments that pertain to activities that affect wetlands. When used in a general sense, wetland law and policy encompasses a broad range of instruments, including ''legislation, such as statutes, acts, decrees, and ordinances; regulations and other rules promulgated by agencies that have the force of law; and policies, which depending on the jurisdiction may also have the force of the law or may merely provide principles or rules that guide a decision-making process'. It can also include judicial decisions that apply or interpret the legislation, regulations, and policies. Wetland law and policy may govern activities that have the potential to harm wetlands as well as activities that may benefit wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide.
|Title of host publication||The wetland book I|
|Subtitle of host publication||Structure and function, management and methods|
|Editors||C. Max Finlayson, Mark Everard, Kenneth Irvine, Robert J. McInnes, Beth A. Middleton, Anne A. van Dam, Nick C. Davidson|
|Place of Publication||The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||9|
|ISBN (Print)||9789048134939, 9789400714717|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|