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News Dundee UNESCO Centre Launches UN Watercourses Convention Interactive Learning Website

The Dundee Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (under the auspices of UNESCO) is delighted to announce the launch of a new interactive learning website for the UN Watercourses Convention.

The UN Watercourses Convention User’s Guide was published in 2012 as a comprehensive guide to aid interpretation and implementation for water practitioners and decision-makers at all levels.

Based on this Guide, an interactive website on the Convention has been developed to cater for the multifaceted ways in which people learn, as well as functioning as a central information portal and advocacy platform for promoting the Convention.

It can be accessed at

This innovative, interactive online tool includes the following features:

• Easy online navigation to all the specific Articles of the Convention and accompanying guidance materials that have been developed to explain important theoretical/practical aspects for their implementation;

• Multimedia resources including video explanations regarding critical aspects of the Convention by experts in the relevant fields of water law and policy from around the world;

• An online map with links to examples of case studies and workshops from different regions and river basins where work has been, or is still, conducted on the Convention by the Centre and our counterparts.;

• Summary ‘Fact Sheets’ giving concise and accessible explanations of key legal provisions and concepts;

• Interactive learning modules such as online quizzes for each Part to test your knowledge and understanding of the Convention, along with a list of Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) and answers.

For further details  please contact Mr Rémy Kinna:; or Dr Alistair Rieu-Clarke:

The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096

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News date 01/07/2013
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