Brill Research Perspectives, International Water Law

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A number of researchers and authors face the dilemma of publishing a research outcome that is deemed too long for journal articles and too short for a book. Indeed, most journals impose a limit on the number of words for an article. This limit has been consistently low, ranging from 6,000 to 8,000 words. On the other hand, most reputable book publishers would not consider for publication any manuscript that is less than 100,000 words. This leaves a large area of research product that fits neither the journal’s rules nor the book publishers’ requirements and that is out of reach of readers, whic...

United Nations Watercourses Convention Enters Into Force

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August 17, 2014—Today the United Nations Watercourses Convention, the first global framework on fresh water and the world’s only global framework for transboundary cooperation endorsed by the General Assembly of the United Nations, officially enters into force. “Our Board has been promoting the Convention because effective transboundary water management furthers peace and promotes cooperation, and is a fundamental element of sustainable development," said Ms. Uschi Eid, Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation.  “It is high time to have i...

Loss of a valued colleague and member of staff

Michael Bonell
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The Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science has lost a valued colleague and member of staff.    We are sorry to have to inform you that Professor Mike Bonell died in Paris last week. Professor Bonell was a valued colleague at the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science and contributed significantly to the Centre in many ways.  He was instrumental in obtaining UNESCO Category II status for the Centre in 2005, and his expertise in hydrology and catchment science provided a vital contribution to the Centre’s multidisciplinary focus. Professor Bonell was working actively on his proj...

Between the River and the Sea: International Conference

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A conference exploring "Integrated Perspectives on Catchment and Coastal Zone Management" will be held in Dundee from 16th - 18th September 2014 and we would like to invite you to join us. This open international conference is intended as an arena for discussions around recent findings in the field of integrated water resources and coastal lagoons management. This conference will also show the major findings from the EC-funded FP7 project LAGOONS. Who should attend? This conference will be of interest to representatives of research institutes, universities and international water organisations, as well as ...

Applications still being welcomed for GWP/University of Dundee Scholarships

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Applications will be accepted up to 15 February 2014 The module is aimed at persons who wish to acquire specialist knowledge of international water law, especially as it relates to transboundary water challenges in the GWP regions. Applicants must be recommended by a GWP Partner organisation to receive a scholarship. Participants are required to be proficient in English, either as native speakers, or to an IELTS score of 6.5. A university degree is required in Hydrology, Environmental Science, Law, Agriculture, or a related field. For successful applicants, the GWP-University of Dundee International Wate...