Webinar #2

“Groundwater and International Law: Current Status and Recent Developments”

Date: Wednesday, December 11 from 16:30 to 18:00 (CET)

Speakers: Kirstin Conti (IGRAC), Stefano Burchi (AIDA), Annukka Lipponen (UNECE), Gabriel Eckstein (Texas A&M University School of Law)

16:30 – 16:35: “Introduction to series of webinars and GEF IW-LEARN” by Kirstin Conti
16:35 – 16:45: “The Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers” by Gabriel Eckstein
16:45 – 16:55: “The Role of National Groundwater Law in the International Sphere?” by Stefano Burchi
16:55 – 17:05: “The UNECE Water Convention” by Annukka Lipponen
17:05 – 17:55: Moderated discussion with participants
17:55 – 18:00: Closing

Discussion Questions:
1. What are your views on the emergence of ‘international groundwater law’? How do you think it is relevant to groundwater governance?
2. In your opinion, what are the challenges of creating and implementing groundwater law at the local, national or international level?
3. How do you think groundwater law could help improve access to water for human needs and/or fulfill a ‘human right to water’? How can it protect and preserve groundwater systems at the same time?


Gabriel Eckstein Annukka Lipponen Stefano Burchi


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