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  1. 1. IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science under the auspices of UNESCO Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management www.dundee.ac.uk/water“Water law, policy and science are central to the global water challenge. The need is acute; more than 1billion people lack access to safe drinking water and a scary 2.4 billion are without adequate sanitation.Our work is practical and results-focused; to maximise our impact, we are focused on both building localcapacity for water leadership globally and demonstrating the accessibility and utility of our research to ”decision makers.Professor Patricia Wouters, Centre Director
  2. 2. Dundee UNESCO Centre • meeting the challenge of managing global resources •The IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science under the auspices of UNESCO is a multidisciplinarycentre of the University of Dundee, delivering world-class research and helping to educate the nextgeneration of water leaders the world over.Our UNESCO StatusWe operate under the auspices of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)’sInternational Hydrological Programme - Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy (IHP-HELP). HELP hasestablished a global network of river basins using hydrological science in support of better integratedcatchment management and public engagement. We coordinate the European basins.Vision and MissionWater for all is the vision of the Dundee UNESCO Centre – to apply our expertise, especially in water law,policy and science in unique and innovative ways to help ensure the equitable, secure and sustainable supplyof water for everyone.Building the next generation of local water leaders is our mission – using our two core activities of Researchand the Water Law, Water Leaders Programme.HELP FocusThe objectives of the Centre are:• to provide a facility that promotes an interdisciplinary approach to addressing global water issues;• to provide the intellectual leadership necessary in achieving this approach;• to communicate legal expertise on global water issues for the HELP Programme of the UNESCO IHP;• to act as the Regional Coordinating Unit for the European HELP basins. UNESCO HELP basins worldwide network www.dundee.ac.uk/water
  3. 3. Postgraduate EducationOur courses combine law, policy, leadership and science related modules, and are directed at helping our studentsreach their full potential. We offer the only LLM in international and comparative water law and policy anywhere inthe world.Water Law Water Leaders (WLWL) ProgrammeThe Water Law Water Leaders (WLWL) programme formsthe heart of the teaching delivered by the IHP-HELPCentre for Water Law, Policy & Science under theauspices of UNESCO. WLWL is focused on developing anew generation of local water leaders to effectlocally-devised and locally-driven solutions to waterissues. The programme is highly flexible in its approachand has been designed to help you integrate your study Water Law (LLM / PGDip / PGCert)with both your work and career development. TheWLWL programme is delivered between June and August The LLM Water Law is one of two LLM programmesand allows you to study for a University of Dundee delivered by the IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law,academic award or opt to take individual modules Policy & Science under the auspices of UNESCO. It iswithout assessment. WLWL modules cover the three delivered in both full-time and part-time modes,core areas of water law - international water law, and part-time students use a combination of on-campuscomparative national water law and the regulation of and online learning. It is also possible to register for awater services. Each module lasts three weeks or two Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma inweeks without assessment. An additional online WLWL Water Law. The LLM Water Law allows study of all theinduction module must be completed ahead of the relevant areas of water law, as well as a wide range ofProgramme orientation week at the beginning of June. options in natural resources law, policy and management. Water Governance and Conflict Resolution (LLM) The programme starts in Delft from October to May, studying water resources and also conflict management, delivered by staff from UNESCO Paris who run UNESCO’s PCCP programme - from Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential. Students then come to Dundee to participate in our summer graduate school, following theWater Resources Management (MSc/ PGDip / PGCert) three core areas of water law - international water law, comparative national water law, and the regulation ofThe MSc is distinctive in that it is delivered mostly online water services - within a wider group of students andthrough distance learning and therefore highly external participants. As a final step to the programmeflexible, the study of water resources and water law students then complete a dissertation or internship inwhich builds on the strength of the Centre’s expertise Dundee or from a distance (as agreed).in both disciplines and delivered in partnership with theUnited Nations University Institute for Water, PhD ProgrammeEnvironment and Health (UNU-INWEH). Students maychoose to apply for the full MSc, the Postgraduate The PhD progamme provides a unique opportunity toCertificate in Water Resources Management or as an undertake in-depth research across the water disciplines,intermediate qualification between the two, the and especially within the core areas of water law and workPostgraduate Diploma in Water Resources Management. with global leaders in water. www.dundee.ac.uk/water
  4. 4. Workshop, Symposia and Customised TrainingEvery year, and as part of the WLWL programme, we deliver a one week international workshop based oninternational water law. For 2012, we will also be holding a Symposium on the United Nations WaterConvention, in partnership with WWF. These events are highly focused, interactive and offer great networkingopportunities for students and international delegates alike.3rd Annual International Law and Transboundary Freshwaters Workshop 2012Preparing for the 2013 International Year of Cooperation11-22 June 2012 “International law related to transboundary freshwaterserves three basic functions: (1) it defines andidentifies the legal entitlements and rights and I had participated in many workshops andobligations tied to water use, providing the symposiums in different parts of the world.prescriptive parameters for its development; (2) it The International Law and Transboundaryprovides a framework for ensuring the continuous Fresh Waters Symposium and Workshop isintegrity of the regime, i.e. through monitoring, unparalleled in terms of coverage, content,regulation, compliance, stakeholder participation, details and relevance.dispute avoidance and settlement; and (3) it allows for Fekahmed Negash Nuru, Ministry of Water ”rational modifications of the existing regime, in order Resources, Ethiopiato be able to adapt to the constantlychanging needsand circumstances.The purpose of the workshop will be to explore thesethree functions of international law within the contextof existing and potential challenges faced bytransboundary basins (rivers, lakes and aquifers)throughout the world. The workshop will benefit fromthe collective knowledge and expertise ofworld-renowned speakers, all of whom have a ‘realworld’ focus.The workshop will benefit anyone concerned with theworld’s international watercourses, especially waterresources experts, lawyers and non-lawyers,practitioners - including civil servants, policy makers,regulators and water suppliers - as well as academics, Above: Delegates and speakers who attended the 2011 Workshopwho wish to gain fresh insights into how internationallaw can contribute to addressing existing and future For further details and to register please visitchallenges over the world’s transboundary freshwater www.dundee.ac.uk/water/workshopCustomised TrainingWe can also deliver tailored water law training in-country on arrangement, please contact us to discuss. www.dundee.ac.uk/water
  5. 5. The CEPMLP Experience CEPMLP Experience ResearchResearch is the beating heart of the Dundee UNESCO Centre. The sheer scope of subjects in its investigativeprojects is astonishing: from biodiversity to frozen glaciers; and Tweed wetlands to the UN WatercoursesConvention. These projects are vital to us in reaching out to all kinds of stakeholders and especially topolicy-makers and advisers across the world. The rivers of knowledge and the partnerships that they createallow the IHP-HELP Centre to continually renew itself and ensure the ongoing relevance and impact of ourideas, both through our teaching and our diverse research outputs.www.dundee.ac.uk/water/researchSome of our research projects - www.dundee.ac.uk/water/projectsAssessing Climate Impacts on the Quantity and Quality of Water(ACQWA)ACQWA is a large scale interdisciplinary project funded under theEU seventh Framework Programme. The project is primarilyfocused on the upper Rhone (France) and Po (Italy) catchments,with additional research being conducted on the Aconcagua(Chile), and Syr Darya (Kyrgyzstan) rivers, and in Argentina andthe Pyrenees. The goal of the ACQWA project is to use advancedmodelling techniques to quantify the influence of climate changeon the major determinants of river discharge at various time andspatial scales, and to analyse the resulting societal and economicconsequences, taking account of feedback mechanisms. Mont Blanc, France, part of the Alpine study mountain range for ACQWA New Scientific and Technological Basis for Assessing Climate Change and Land-use Impacts on Groundwater (GENESIS) The objective of the GENESIS project is to integrate pre-existing and new scientific knowledge into new methods, concepts and tools for the scheduled revision of the Groundwater Directive and better management of groundwater resources. The Dundee work is focusing on assessing the transposition and implementation of the Groundwater Directive in a number of the project case study areas, most notably in the Rokua eskers in Finland and in the Mancha Oriental aquifer in southern Spain.Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Zone Management in European Lagoons in the Context of ClimateChange (LAGOONS)The policy driver for LAGOONS is that knowledge produced by different scientific disciplines needs to becombined and integrated with local knowledge and the views of stakeholders in order to produce integrated,participatory scenarios of future possible trends and conditions in coastal lagoons. LAGOONS will developpolicy recommendations and decision support frameworks based on a rigorous synthesis of the scientific,legal, policy and stakeholder engagement work. www.dundee.ac.uk/water
  6. 6. The UNESCO TeamThe IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science is a lively mix of researchers, both staff and students,and of teaching and learning. Please find some information about our full-time staff below. Mr Andrew Allan Andrew Allan is a lecturer in National Water Law. In addition to his research responsibilities, he supervises research students and teaches on the LLM programes. Andrew is currently working on three major research projects, all funded through the EU’s 7th Framework Programme, ACQWA, GENESIS and LiveDiverse. Professor Mike Bonell Professor Mike Bonell is a Professor in Catchment Science and is assisting the Centre to establish a science research programme which interfaces with water policy and water law. Professor Geoffrey D. Gooch Professor Geoffrey D. Gooch is Professor of Political Science and holds the EU Jean Monnet Chair of European Political Integration at Linköping University, Sweden. He is the IHP-HELP Centre’s lead on Policy issues, projects and research. He works closely with water lawyers and scientists at the Centre on environmental issues, helping to integrate the Centre’s different subject areas through his multidisciplinary Policy focus. Dr Sarah Hendry Sarah is a Lecturer in Law, teaching on modules in comparative national water law and the regulation of water services. She is also the Programmes Director for our taught Masters programmes, and Advisor of Studies for our research students. Sarah is an expert in Scots and EU water law. She researches in both water resources (legal frameworks for water resources management, water rights, water quality) and in the regulation of water services (ownership and regulation of the supply of water and sewerage services). Dr Alistair Rieu-Clarke Dr Alistair Rieu-Clarke is a Senior Lecturer in International Law and heads up the International Water Law Research Cluster at the Dundee IHP-HELP Centre. Alistair’s research interests centre around assessing the effectiveness of transboundary watercourse treaty regimes. Professor Chris J Spray MBE Chris is the Chair of Water Science and Policy. His Research interests lie in wetland ecosystem services; particularly how emerging research on wetland ecosystem services can be translated in to policy and practice on the ground, with the focus on such ecosystem services as flood risk management, water quality improvements, habitat restoration and conservation of biodiversity - with a particular interest in swans and other waterfowl. Professor Patricia Wouters Professor Patricia Wouters is the Director of the Dundee IHP-HELP Centre. She is also the Chair in Water Law. Her current research focuses on the rule of law (in international law) and how it influences regional peace and security through its normative framework governing the world’s transboundary waters. She contributes to the international law programme at Xiamen, one of the top international law schools in China. Her appointment was made as part of the Chinese Government’s ‘One-Thousand Talents’ initiative - a programme aimed at enhancing China’s research expertise. www.dundee.ac.uk/water
  7. 7. Dundee and UNESCOThe University of Dundee is internationally recognised for its expertise across a range ofdisciplines including science, medicine, engineering and art. An established university, it has aprogressive and dynamic outlook, constantly striving to build on its achievements investing inexcellent facilities, pushing the boundaries of research and developing new ways of e-learning.The IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science under the auspices of UNESCO andthe Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) form part of theGraduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management.The City of Dundee has again been selected as one ofthe worlds top seven intelligent communitiesUS think-tank Intelligent Community Forum(January 2010)The University of Dundee sits in the heart of the historic city ofDundee on the banks of the River Tay in north east Scotland.From mountains and lochs in the west to miles of coastline inthe east, the city is surrounded by magnificent Scottish scenery.Dundee is an excellent base from which to access Edinburgh,London and the rest of Europe.“ The University of Dundee is ranked 140 among the worlds top 200 universities Times Higher Education 2010-11 World University Rankings www.dundee.ac.uk/water ”
  8. 8. L to R: Sir Alan Langlands, Teresa Liguori and Professor Dr Patricia WoutersTeresa was the inaugural winner of the Sir Alan Langlands Water Leaders Prize, which is awarded on an annual basisfor the period 2010 - 2019 to the graduating student with the best grades in three core water law modules, plus theirdissertation or equivalent. IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (under the auspices of UNESCO) University of Dundee Peters Building, Dundee, DD1 4HN t: +44 (0) 1382 384451 f: +44 (0) 1382 388671 e: water@dundee.ac.uk www.dundee.ac.uk/water