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Winter Graduation 2014


109 students from the Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management had their degrees conferred today, 20th November 2014, at the University of Dundee's graduation ceremony at the Caird Hall. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all graduands, wish them all the very best in their future careers and also remind them to keep in touch! #dundeegrad...

Between the River and the Sea: Integrated Perspectives on Catchment and Coastal Zone Management


This week saw the start of an International conference held in Dundee which 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 which will come to a close at the end of September and has been organised by Professor Geoffrey Gooch, Director of the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science; Dr Ana Lillebo from the University of Aveiro, Portugal; and Dr Per Stalnacke from Bioforsk, Norway. The main objective of the LAGOONS project has bee...

Brill Research Perspectives, International Water Law


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


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

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...