The Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (under the auspices of UNESCO) is the only UNESCO Category 2 Centre in the UK and its competence in water law, policy and science is recognised as a vital resource by numerous countries and organisations around the world.

Globally, many regions are facing water shortages, problems with water quality and issues of water security. Many countries and regions are also trying to address the challenges of developing efficient and equitable water governance systems. Our Centre can, together with local and global partners, contribute to solving these problems.


Our Centre



We have a strong focus on research, providing high quality insights into water law, policy and science.



We participate in projects covering a wide variety of topics, including water governance, integrated water and coastal zone management.


Flood management

Past projects include climate change, flood management and wetland ecosystem research.



Our approach considers societal constraints and those of the human and natural world.