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Issue One - January 2015

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Focus on Transboundary Aquifers

| Event, CECHR, Water, Lectures & Workshops, Sustainability

The Scientific Basis of the UN ILC Draft Articles on Transboundary Aquifers A CWLPS/CECHR seminar given by Shammy Puri (Secretary General, International Association of Hydrogeologists) on Tuesday 16th February, from 12-1pm in the Carnegie Lecture Theatre As a member of the advisory team to the UN ILC Special Rapporteur drafting the Articles on the use of transboundary aquifers, Shammy Puri was deeply involved in providing the scientific framework of the hydrolgeology of transboundary aquifers. His in depth knowledge on such aquifers came from his direct experience in exploring, designing and later exploita...

Working with Farmers on Natural Flood Management

| Water, CECHR, Environment, Event

Dundee's Prof Chris J Spray will be speaking on Working with Farmers on Natural Flood Management at the UK Water Partnership's upcoming Sustainable Food, Farming and Water Workshop, March 10 in Reading. Global challenges in providing sustainable food and water, in the context of a growing population and environmental change, are ever increasing and intensifying. The Farming and Water Action Group of the UK Water Partnership published a series of reports in 2015 that explored the links between water and food production and the challenges for delivering both food ...

UKELA Garner Lecture

| CECHR, Lectures & Workshops, Environment, Law, Event, Water

Wednesday 11th November, 5.30pm, Dalhousie 2S13 It will be given by James Thornton, CEO ClientEarth. The topic will be "Can we Catch-Up?  How the UK is falling behind on Environmental Law". ClientEarth are a highly-regarded environmental NGO who (amongst other high profile cases) brought the successful action against the UK government for failure to comply with air quality limits. The lecture will be streamed live in the University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building, room 2S13. The lecture will start at 6pm, and there will be tea and coffee on arrival from 5.30pm. Many thanks for that to the Centre for Env...

Fully funded Hydro Nation PhD studentship opportunity


Managing Catchments for Multiple Benefits: Identifying Landscape Patterns and Ecosystem Services Bundles for Strategic Land Use Policy and Practice Hydro Nation is a Scottish Government funded partnership between CREW, James Hutton Institute and all Scottish Higher Education Institutes.  Funding for this four year scholarship will be in line with the Research Councils UK doctoral stipend levels and indicative fees.  The studentship will be registered at the University of Dundee. Applicants should have a first-class honours degree in a relevant subject or a 2.1 honours degree plus Masters (or equ...

Rules, Norms and NGO Advocacy Strategies – Hydropower Development in the Mekong River


Former Centre student Dr Yumiko Yasuda has recently published a new book entitled, Rules, Norms and NGO Advocacy Strategies – Hydropower Development in the Mekong River.    Through a comparison of two NGO coalitions advocating against the Xayaburi hydropower dam on the Mekong River, the book explores the intricate interactions of formal and informal rules and norms and how they influence advocacy strategies. Dr Yumiko Yasuda completed her PhD at the Centre in 2014, and is now a postdoctoral research in transboundary waters, at the International Centre for Water Cooperation, which is hosted ...