World Commission on Environmental Law

Water and Wetlands

IUCN WCEL Water and Wetlands Specialist Group (WWSG) leads initiatives for the development and application of water law to achieve ecosystem protection at national, regional, and international levels.
Water buffalo on a Mekong wetland in Lao PDR

Stefano Burchi, Chair

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Stefano Burchi Photo: WCEL







  • Research and publishing initiatives
  • Providing water and wetlands-related comments and advice to a number of IUCN-based and externally organised initiatives
  • Contributing to international meetings and fora, including ongoing participation in the World Water Forum

Chair Emeritus 

Owen McIntyre Photo: WCEL

Owen McIntyre, Chair

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