Water governance researcher

09 May 2008 | News story

Juan Carlos Sánchez, currently a student of the Environmental Governance M.Sc. Programme at the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, has joined IUCN Environmental Law Centre for a period of 7 months to do his Master thesis in coordination with the University.

Juan Carlos, a young Costa Rican lawyer, is developing his thesis project on “Public Participation in Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment: A critical analysis in the context of transboundary river basins in Central America.” During his stay at the Law Centre, he will also collaborate on water governance topics, oriented towards analysis and implementation of water legal reform. This will include the “RULE” publication in the IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) series and an update of the “Gobernanza de Aguas Compartidas” publication.


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.