SOAS University of London

Climate Change and Groundwater: Comparative and International Law and Policy Dimensions – Lessons for India


Date: 24 January 2014Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 25 January 2014Time: 1:00 PM


Type of Event: Workshop

Friday 24th January: 9am-5pm

Saturday 25th January: 9am-1pm

This workshop will bring together experts on climate change law and policy and experts on groundwater law and policy to discuss and debate legal, policy and institutional issues concerning groundwater in the context of climate change. Major issues that will be discussed include international law and policy (for instance, the International Law Commission rules), regional regimes (for instance, the Guarani aquifer) and domestic legal regimes.


Annukka Lipponen, Environmental Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva

Daanish Mustafa, Reader, Department of Geography, King’s College London

Jenny Gronwall, Programme Manager, Stockholm International Water Institute

Joseph Dellapenna, Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law, Pennsylvania

Kerstin Mechlem, Lecturer, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, Jordanstown

Lovleen Bhullar, Visiting Faculty, National Law University Delhi

MJ Mace, Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Law, SOAS

Owen McIntyre, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork, Ireland

Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Professor and Dean of School of Law, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Philippe Cullet, Professor of International and Environmental Law, School of Law, SOAS

Richard Taylor, Professor, Department of Geography, University College London

Shaminder Puri, Secretary General, International Association of Hydrogeologists, Reading, UK

Srikrishna Deva Rao, Professor of Law and Registrar, National Law University Delhi

Stefano Burchi, Executive Chairman, International Association for Water Law, Rome

Sujith Koonan, PhD Student, School of Law, SOAS

Tony Allan, Emeritus Professor, King’s College London and Professorial Research Associate, SOAS


We welcome your participation in this workshop but due to space constraints, we request you to register by sending us an email at

SOAS staff and students: free
Full-time students: free
Individuals: £75.00
Full-time academic and non-profit organisations: £20.00

Organiser: LEDC

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