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.


Tweed UNESCO HELP Basin short-listed for UK River Prize

The Tweed UNESCO HELP Basin has been selected by an expert panel to go forward as one of four category winners to the final of the 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 provide associated benefits to society. Tweed Forum, who are the lead applicant for the project came through as the winne...

International Water Law and the Quest for Common Security

New publication from PhD Alumnus, Bjorn-Oliver Magsig, Helmholts Centre for Environmental Research, Germany. This book analyses transboundary water interaction as a ‘case study’ for advancing public international law to fulfil its responsibility of promoting international peace and security. The present mindset of prevailing rigidity and state-centrism is challenged by examining how international legal instruments ...