5th Annual International Law & Transboundary Freshwaters Workshop, co-organised with Global Water Partnership

9th - 13th June 2014, University of Dundee, UK

Global Water PartnershipThere are 276 transboundary rivers and lakes, and a similar number of transboundary aquifers.  These vital resources are shared by over 140 states.  Ensuring that such resources are governed in an equitable, sustainable and peaceful manner is a concern of the entire international community. However, major challenges exist, e.g. population growth, climate change, degrading ecosystems, etc. 

International law plays an important role in defining legal entitlements to water and its related benefits, and providing a process by which competing claims between users can be reconciled, e.g. monitoring, regulation, compliance, stakeholder participation and dispute settlement. A myriad of legal arrangements are in place to govern the relations between States over their shared water resources, from global conventions to bilateral treaties.  However, 60 percent of transboundary waters still lack any cooperate arrangement, and more needs to be done to ensure that existing agreements are implemented effectively. 

The purpose of the workshop will be to explore the content, contribution and benefit of international law within the context of existing and potential challenges faced by transboundary basins (rivers, lakes and aquifers) throughout the world. A key focus will be on exploring not only the content of the law, but also the range of challenges faced in its implementation.  It will benefit from the collective knowledge and expertise of world-renowned speakers all of whom have a ‘real world’ focus.

Who should attend?

This 5-day workshop will benefit anyone concerned with the world’s international watercourses, especially water resources experts, lawyers and non-lawyers, practitioners - including civil servants, policy makers, regulators and water suppliers - as well as academics, who wish to gain fresh insights into how international law can contribute to addressing existing and future challenges over the world’s transboundary freshwater resources.

Price, Terms and Conditions

The attendance fee for the 5-day workshop is £995.00.

5th Annual International Law and Transboundary Freshwaters Workshop

Register here

If you are unable to pay the registration using a debit or credit card, please contact Hugh Gunn to request an invoice instead.

Discounted accommodation rates (including student accommodation) may be available in the area.

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than 30 days prior to the start date in order to be eligible for partial refund. Substitutions for registered participants may be made at any time, but we would appreciate prior notification. We reserve the right to change the advertised presenters and agenda without prior notice to registered delegates.

Workshop supported by:

IUCN  
 University of Strathclyde University of Montana 

Workshop Contact

Mr Hugh Gunn
Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science (under the auspices of UNESCO)
University of Dundee
Nethergate
Dundee
DD1 4HN
Scotland

Telephone: 01382 385 871 (from the UK)
Telephone: +44 1382 385 871 (from outside the UK)
Email: h.j.b.gunn@dundee.ac.uk

Water Law Water Leaders Programme Contact

Dr Sarah Hendry
Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science (under the auspices of UNESCO)
University of Dundee
Nethergate
Dundee
DD1 4HN
Scotland

Telephone: 01382 386 473 (from the UK)
Telephone: +44 1382 386 473 (from outside the UK)
Email: s.m.hendry@dundee.ac.uk