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Issue One - January 2015

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2015 UK River Prize and Nigel Holmes Trophy - Rewarding the best in river restoration and catchment management

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The Tweed, a UNESCO HELP Basin, and the site of the University of Dundee’s main research focus on catchment management and river restoration, has been selected by an expert panel as the winner of the first ever UK River Prize. The UK River Prize celebrates the achievements of those individuals and organisations working to improve the natural functioning of our rivers and catchments and associated benefits to society. The application was made by Tweed Forum, who entered the Tweed in to the prize competition, for which it was then shortlisted for the final, having come through as the winner of the &lsq...

Join us at the World Water Congress in Edinburgh, 25-29 May, 2015!

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The Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science (CWLPS) is co-organising a series of special sessions at the World Water Congress. On Monday, 25th May 2015, 14:00-17:20, Carrick Suite Level 1, the CWLPS, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh Law School and the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance will organise a session entitled, Equity and Water: Questions of Access and Benefit-sharing.  This session will explore the meaning of equity across a broad range of settings, and seek to learn lessons from outside the ‘water box’, e.g. climate change, biodiversity, hum...

University of Dundee receives the Leaders of a Living Planet Award from WWF

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At a recent ceremony during the 7th World Water Forum in Deagu, South Korea, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) awarded the Leaders of a Living Planet Award to the University of Dundee.   This award scheme aims to recognise those that make a significant contribution to conservation of the natural world and sustainable development. The actions of institutions and individuals recognised as Leaders for a Living Planet are intended as inspiring examples of environmental leadership and as having demonstrated responsibility to protect the environment.   Other winners of the award including Kofi An...

Tweed UNESCO HELP Basin short-listed for UK River Prize

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The Tweed UNESCO HELP Basin has been selected by an expert panel to go forward as one of four category winners to the final of the UK River Prize. The UK River Prize celebrates the achievements of those individuals and organisations working to improve the natural functioning of our rivers and catchments and provide associated benefits to society. Tweed Forum, who are the lead applicant for the project came through as the winner of the ‘Partnership’ category, demonstrating wide-ranging involvement and engagement with communities and other stakeholders in the planning and delivery of restoration....

International Water Law and the Quest for Common Security

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New publication from PhD Alumnus, Bjorn-Oliver Magsig, Helmholts Centre for Environmental Research, Germany. This book analyses transboundary water interaction as a ‘case study’ for advancing public international law to fulfil its responsibility of promoting international peace and security. The present mindset of prevailing rigidity and state-centrism is challenged by examining how international legal instruments could be crafted to advance a more flexible and equitable approach towards transboundary water interaction, based on the concept of 'regional common concern'. Ways for implementing su...