Save the Date! IWRA Webinar on Water Law, 7 August (16:00-17:30 CET)

IWRA is pleased to invite you to join the next IWRA webinar on “Legal Mechanisms for Water Resources in Practice” to take place on August 7th, 2017, from 16:00 to 17:30 (CET).

Participation is free and open to all. Audience questions are encouraged.

To register to the webinar please access this link:


  • Marcella Nanni (Deputy Chairman & Editor, International Association for Water Law)
  • Mara Tignino (Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Coordinator of the Platform for International Water Law, Geneva Water Hub)
  • Laura Movilla Pateiro (Lecturer, University of Vigo)
  • Helle Munk Ravnborg (Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies)
  • Sarah Hendry (Water Lawyer, University of Dundee)

Moderator: Scott McKenzie, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia

Shifting water law towards a modern sustainable framework is a process that engages water lawyers at many scales as they attempt to balance the numerous stakeholders in an increasingly competitive world. Management strategies, laws, regulations, and broader governance have shown significant changes, leaving scholars and practitioners with a number of key areas to explore and debate. Topics includes

  • Specific legal mechanisms for the joint management of water infrastructures in the Senegal and Niger watersheds.
  • Ad hoc legal mechanisms governing transboundary aquifers: current status and future prospects.
  • Scottish Water: a public-sector success story
  • Water governance reform in the context of inequality: securing rights or legitimizing dispossession?

This 90-minute webinar is based on themes discussed in the special issue of our flagship publication, Water International (Volumen 41, Number 6), produced in strong collaboration with the International Association for Water Law (AIDA).  These additional resources are designed to help academics, dedicated practitioners, and policy professionals further explore these timely themes.