Transboundary Aquifers. An interdisciplinary conversation

Gabriel Eckstein, 22 May 2015

This interdisciplinary roundtable brought together a high-level network of legal experts, aimed at stimulating debate guided by multidisciplinary perspectives surrounding transboundary aquifer governance. The roundtable took place following a guest lecture delivered by Professor Gabriel Eckstein, an expert in international environment and natural resources law. An esteemed panel comprised of fields from hydrogeology, human geography and international law provided a response before the discussion was opened up to the floor. This event provided the opportunity for deep exploration of the legal issues in transboundary aquifer governance. The contribution from alternative perspectives highlighted gaps and opportunities in legal thinking, an important activity in approaching such a multifaceted topic.

Key Note Speaker

  • Professor Gabriel Eckstein
Professor Eckstein is a Professor of Law at Texas A&M University, Director International Water Law Project and Former Advisor to the UN International Law Commission on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers


  • Dr Salman MA Salman, International Water Resources Association
  • Dr Naho Mirumachi, Lecturer, Department of Geography, King's College London
  • Professor Robert Kalin, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Date and Venue

  • Friday 22 May 2015, 3-6pm
  • Court Senate, Collins Building, University of Strathclyde 

This guest lecture is supported by the Scottish Government: Scotland – The Hydro Nation´╗┐

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