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Issue One - January 2015

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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 ...

Visit by Chilean Judges


Two judges from the Environmental Court for Southern Chile visited Dundee in late September to learn about the handling of environmental matters in the Scottish courts and share their experience as a body dedicated to resolving environmental disputes.  Presiding Judge Michael Hantke Domas and his colleague Sibel Villalobos were hosted by Professor Chris Spray and Dr Alistair Rieu-Clarke, both from the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science; and Professor Colin Reid from University of Dundee Law School.  Judge Hantke Domas is an Honorary Associate of the Water Centre, where he worked as a lectur...

Dundee is Scottish University of the Year!

Scottish University of the Year

The University of Dundee has been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide. Dundee’s success follows a sharp rise in its overall ranking in the Good University Guide’s league table, to be published in The Sunday Times this weekend (September 20th). The University rises eight places to 37th in the UK rankings and to fourth in Scotland. Outstanding results in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) and a strong performance in the latest research assessments are behind much of Dundee’s rise in the league table. It is now the top university ...