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Issue One - January 2015

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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 ...

African governments tipped on laws governing transboundary water resources


The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has entered into a partnership with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Network for Basin Organisations (ANBO) to train government officials across the continent in international water law over the next five years.  Dr Alistair Rieu-Clarke from the Dundee Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science has been in Entebbe for the launch of the programme. While launching the pilot programme on 3rd August in the Uganda lakeside town of Entebbe, Fred Mwango, a regional water expert based at the IGAD headquarters in Djibouti said the programme ...

Dundee top in Scotland in 2015 National Student Survey


The University of Dundee has been ranked top in Scotland and 15th in the UK in the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS). Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) remains the top university students’ union in Scotland and fourth in the UK in this year’s poll, strengthening its grip on these positions. This result, combined with being top in Scotland in the Times Higher Student Experience Survey for the past six years, cements the University of Dundee’s claim to be the leading University in Scotland for Student Experience, and positions it firmly in the top 20 in the UK. The Unive...