International Partnerships


IHP-HELP Centre, University of Dundee

The Institute for Water Resources (IWR), primarily working through the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM), and the Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management [lHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (IHP-HELP Centre)] of the University of Dundee, Scottish (Charity No. SC015096) signed a memorandum of understanding. The Parties desire to promote and enhance economic, social and environmental well-being by fostering interdisciplinary research, development and improvement of IWRM science, policies and practices, and to promote, encourage and advance sound water resources management.

About the Memorandum of Understanding

Signed: June 5, 2012

Signing Parties

  • W. Ian Ball, Dean
    Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management
  • Robert A. Pietrowsky, Director

Purpose: The Parties recognize the benefit of mutual cooperation and joint activities to each party's missions; and further, their mutual interest in participating in international initiatives including, but not limited to, activities of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)  when consistent with the policies, goals and laws governing each party.

Terms: The University of Dundee and IWR, working primarily through the IHP-HELP Centre and lCIWaRM respectively, will use their best efforts to establish a long-term cooperation and partnership in the advancement of integrated water resources management, related interdisciplinary scientific research, and capacity-building for developing countries. The Parties are especially interested in pursuing cooperative opportunities in the following areas of common interest:

  • Integrated water resources and river basin management;
  • Interactions among land, water and people;
  • Water policy and institutions;
  • Effects of climate change and variability on water resources;
  • Collaborative planning in water resources;
  • Capacity building; and
  • UNESCO HELP basins.
About the University of Dundee

The University of Dundee’s Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management IHP-HELP Centre combines water law, policy and science with a multidisciplinary approach that ensures that it is able to draw upon the full range of academic and practical expertise needed to effect real benefits for real rivers. The Centre is focused on developing the next generation of global water leaders through its Water Law Water Leaders flexible educational programs.


ICIWaRM is a UNESCO Category 2 water centre headquartered at the Institute for Water Resources in Alexandria, VA. ICIWaRM is a consortium of U.S. Government agencies, university departments and non-governmental organizations committed to working together in support of the strategic program objectives of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP). The overall mission of ICIWaRM is the advancement of the science and practice of integrated water resources management (IWRM) to address water security and other water-related challenges by regional and global action.

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