The Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (under the auspices of UNESCO) is the only UNESCO Category 2 Centre in the UK and its competence in water law, policy and science is recognised as a vital resource by numerous countries and organisations around the world. Globally, many regions are facing water shortages, problems with water quality and issues of water security.

Many countries and regions are also trying to address the challenges of developing efficient and equitable water governance systems. Our Centre can, together with local and global partners, contribute to solving these problems.


2015 UK River Prize and Nigel Holmes Trophy - Rewarding the best in river restoration and catchment management

The Tweed, a UNESCO HELP Basin, and the site of the University of Dundee’s main research focus on catchment management and river restoration, has been selected by an expert panel as the winner of the first ever UK River Prize. The UK River Prize celebrates the achievements of those individuals and organisations working to improve the natural functioning of our rivers and catchments and associated benefits to society. The...

Join us at the World Water Congress in Edinburgh, 25-29 May, 2015!

The Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science (CWLPS) is co-organising a series of special sessions at the World Water Congress. On Monday, 25th May 2015, 14:00-17:20, Carrick Suite Level 1, the CWLPS, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh Law School and the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance will organise a session entitled, Equity and Water: Questions of Access and Benefit-sharing.  This ...