Story | 04 Apr, 2022
In the context of the 9th World Water Forum (Dakar, Senegal 21-26 March 2022), the International Association for Water Law (AIDA), in collaboration with the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), has developed and launched a Manifesto for National Integrated Legal Frameworks for Water Resources…
Story | 25 Mar, 2022
The UN World Water Development Report 2022 “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible” was officially launched by the UNESCO Director-General at the opening ceremony of the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal, on 21 March 2022.
Story | 01 Jun, 2020
By David M. Forman - In County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund et. al., the United States Supreme Court upheld the legislative intent of the Clean Water Act, and announced that polluters must obtain a permit both for the direct discharge of a pollutant into a waterway, as well as the “…
Story | 24 Oct, 2019
The 3rd Budapest Water Summit took place in Hungary from 15 to 17 October 2019. The overall theme of the event was “Preventing Water Crisis”. The Summit was attended by representatives of the academic world, international and regional organizations, governments, business and civil society.
Story | 30 Jan, 2019
By Stefano Burchi & Owen McIntyre - WCEL has accepted an invitation to join the OECD Water Governance Initiative (WGI) as a new member and partner.
Story | 11 Jul, 2018
Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland hosted the 16th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium from 4-6 July 2018. Many WCEL Members presented and participated in the event.
Story | 02 Jun, 2018
The 2018 Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy was conferred to Professor Stephen McCaffrey on 24 May during a ceremony in New York City presided over by Pace University President Marvin Krislov.
Story | 23 Apr, 2018
As the lead coordinator of the Conference of Judges and Prosecutors on Water Justice during the 8th World Water Forum, the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law with the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment organized the 1st WCEL International Water Justice Moot Court.
Press release | 22 Jun, 2017
Gland, Switzerland – IUCN former President, globally recognised environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse, will Chair the new IUCN independent scientific and technical advisory panel on the restoration of the Rio Doce watershed in Brazil, following the 2015 collapse of the Fundão tailings dam at the…
Story | 03 Oct, 2016
Originally published in Global Water Forum, Monday 3 October 2016. To maximise downstream water quantity, you remove vegetation – all of it, including the trees. To counter rising carbon dioxide levels, you plant trees – lots of them. How should we do both?