Research in the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science

Our research reaches across an enormous range of disciplines, geographical contexts and areas of focus

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Our projects are directly relevant to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and particularly to Goal 6, to 'ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all'. Much of our work is supported by external funding from a variety of sources, from multi-partner, international and interdisciplinary research to discrete, highly targeted policy-driven projects.

Our central aim is to make sure that decision-making is linked to scientific evidence and considers the opinions of those affected by it.


Research project

Exploring the interaction between legal frameworks, the legal system and new digital technologies.

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Research project

Corporations, their activities, influence, incentive structures and business models are deeply implicated in inter-linked environmental, economic and social challenges with profound implications for human rights. This raises the question, through what international standards and mechanisms should corporate human rights impacts be addressed?