Dundee UNESCO Centre

The University of Dundee - IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science

University of Dundee - IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science is a knowledge partner of GWP. The Centre focuses on both building local capacity for water leadership globally and demonstrating the accessibility and utility of our research to decision makers.


The Centre operates under the auspices of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme - Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy (IHP-HELP). HELP has established a global network of river basins deploying hydrological science in support of improved integrated catchment management and public engagement. We coordinate the European basins. 


The Centre undertakes a wide breadth of research recognising that if water law is to effectively implement IWRM principles and thus help the international community reach international development targets three essential elements must be considered: water rights, frameworks for allocation, and institutional mechanisms. The above example shows our interdisciplinary approach in practice.

A selection of full text research papers produced by researchers and professors at University of Dundee. These papers summurise a prominent research on IWRM.

User`s Guide to the UN Watercourses Convention (2012). The Guide provides an “article-by-article” explanation of each provision and its potential application.


The courses combine law, policy, leadership and science-related modules, and are directed at helping our students reach their full potential. The Centre provides PhD, LLM, MSc, MBA, PG Cert and PG Dip courses. Core to the delivery of its water law training is the Centre’s Water Law Water Leaders (WLWL) summer programme. WLWL modules cover the three core areas of water law - international water law, comparative national water law, and the regulation of water services.  Find more....


The Centre has a strong online community using the professional networking site LinkedIn.

Posted: 2013-08-28

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