Renée Martin-Nagle, JD, LLM, PhD, focuses her work on freshwater, with a particular emphasis on the governance and hydrogeology of groundwater aquifers, ecosystem protection and interspecies equity. Her PhD was completed in 2019 through SCELG, with Dr. Francesco Sindico as her primary supervisor and Prof. Robert Kalin as her secondary supervisor. Her thesis, which Brill Nijhoff published as a book in 2020, proposed possible governance regimes for offshore freshwater resources such as seabed aquifers and methane hydrates. Renée is currently CEO of A Ripple Effect PLC, a boutique consultancy focusing on international water law and integrated water resources management services. She is also an Adjunct Professor at St. Francis University, a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute, Treasurer of the International Water Resources Association and an Affiliate with SCELG.
Renée has given presentations on water-related topics at the IWRA World Water Congress, the Stockholm World Water Week, the International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress, the Dundee International Law and Transboundary Freshwaters Workshop, the International Law Students Association Jessup Moot Court competition, and the Hydro-Hegemony Conference. In addition, she participated in planning and also chaired a panel at the 2016 World Water Day seminar in Dundee, Scotland.
Prior to joining the water sector, Renée served for more than 20 years as the chief legal officer of Airbus Americas, retiring in 2011 as Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Environmental Affairs, Corporate Secretary and a member of the board of directors. Among her many activities in the aviation sector, she served as chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Air and Space Law and was given the 2014 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award by the International Aviation Women’s Association, a global organisation of executive women in aviation.
Renée’s most recent publications include the following:
- Governance of Offshore Freshwater Resources (Brill 2020) (peer-reviewed) https://brill.com/view/title/56661
- “Into Uncharted Waters: Governance Of Atmospheric Water”, OOSKAnews (30 November 2019) https://www.ooskanews.com/story/2019/11/ooskanews-voices-uncharted-waters-governance-atmospheric-water_178955
- “Transboundary Aquifers at the 2019 UN General Assembly 6th Committee: The Invisibility Cape is Still On (at least for another five years...)” (November 2019) Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance Policy Brief No. 13 (with Dr. Francesco Sindico https://www.strath.ac.uk/media/1newwebsite/departmentsubject/law/strathclydecentreforenvironmentallawandgovernance/pdf/policybriefs/SCELG_Policy_Brief_13.pdf
- Book review of Jacques Ganoulis and Jean Fried, Transboundary hydro-governance: from conflict to shared management (2019) Water International https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/TWAcwwguNqeff47FyFDJ/full?target=10.1080/02508060.2019.1613295
- Mara Tignino, Raya Marina Stephan, Renée Martin-Nagle & Owen McIntyre (eds),“Bridging science and policy: legal perspectives” (2019) 44:3 Water International 255
- “Seabed Aquifers: An Untapped Resource”, OOSKAnews (20 February 2019) https://www.ooskanews.com/story/2019/02/ooskanews-voices-seabed-aquifers-untapped-resource_177717
- “Transboundary Aquifers” in Research Handbook on Fresh Water Law and International Relations (2019) (with Stephanie Hawkins)
- ‘Diversity in Aviation: Between Takeoff and Landing’, 30 Air & Space Lawyer 3 (2017)
- Transboundary Offshore Aquifers: A Search for a Governance Regime, 1.2 International Water Law Journal (2016) (peer-reviewed)
- “Leadership in Transboundary Aquifer Governance”, Groundwater Governance: Drawing Connections between Science, Knowledge and Policy-Making (Working Paper March 2016)
- “Offshore aquifers: an untapped resource”, The Geographer (Spring 2016)
- “Offshore Aquifers”, The Environmental Forum (May-June 2015)
- ACRP Synthesis Report S02-11: Lessons Learned from Airport Sustainability Plans (2015), available at https://www.nap.edu/catalog/22111/lessons-learned-from-airport-sustainability-plans
- “Offshore fresh water aquifers: Which law will apply?”, International Water Law Project Blog (2014), available at http://www.internationalwaterlaw.org/blog/2014/01/22/offshore-fresh-water-aquifers-which-law-will-apply/
- Chapter, “Environmental Regulation of Aviation”, Textbook on Aviation Regulations, American Bar Association (2014)
- “Offshore aquifers: Global panacea or optimistic prognostication”, Water Challenge Blog (2014), available at http://www.water-challenge.com/post/2014/04/16/Offshore-aquifers-global-panacea-or-optimistic-prognostication.aspx#comment
- Conversations with Water Leaders (2013), interview series for Singapore International Water Week
- Conference Summary: Promoting water sustainability in arid regions, International Water Summit, Abu Dhabi (2013)
- Conference Synopsis: Bonn2011 Conference The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus (2011), available at http://www.water-energy-food.org/fileadmin/user_upload/files/documents/bonn2011_nexussynopsis.pdf
- “Fossil Aquifers: A Common Heritage of Mankind”, 2 Journal of Energy and Environmental Law 39 (2011), available at https://gwujeel.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/2-1-mn.pdf
- “Unsuccessful Attempt to List Atlantic Bluefin Tuna in CITES Appendix I”, 25 IJMCL 609 (2010)
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.