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...

Natural Capital Debate in Scottish Parliament

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Professor Chris Spray from the Centre chaired a debate in the Scottish Parliament last night, January 28th on behalf of the World Development Movement and Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) on ‘Natural Capital’. The event was hosted by Scottish Green party leader Patrick Harvie MSP and Jamie Hepburn MSP, and was held in one of the main Committee rooms, with some 90 people attending, including several other MSPs, government officials, statutory agencies, NGO’s, business and academia. The debate was arranged as a follow on to the first World Forum on Natural Capital organised by SWT in November ...

Café Scientifique on Natural Flood Management

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On Tuesday 14th January Professor Chris Spray contributed to the most recent Café Scientifique event on Natural Flood Management which took place in Bridge of Allan. Café Scientifique is an event that brings scientists or experts in their field in to an informal environment to give a short talk followed by a question and discussion session with the public. The aim is to bring scientists to the people and connect the public with the current work that is being carried out on a certain topic. With the recent floods in the UK, the event could not have come at a better time. Natural Flood Manageme...