Dr Daza Vargas speaks at interactive online session on International Water Law and Infrastructure
Tue 4 May 2021
On Tuesday 18 May 2021, Dr Daza Vargas was a speaker at an interactive online session on International Water Law and Infrastructure
Organised by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the International Water Law Academy (IWLA) of Wuhan University, Dr Ana Maria Daza Vargas has spoken at an interactive online session titled ‘International Water Law and Infrastructure'. The session is the fifth in a series called the "Transboundary Freshwater Security Governance Train". The series is part of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Governance for Transboundary Freshwater Security.
Water is fundamental for development, with transboundary waters acting as a natural connection between states. However, when one state seeks to develop waters it shares with another state, some impact is inevitable. The purpose of this session was to explore the different ways in which states can develop infrastructure on their transboundary waters, and to exchange experience, best practice and challenges faced regarding transboundary water development.
The session featured speakers with different experiences to share, discussing the following topics:
- What are the rules of international law that apply to transboundary water infrastructure projects?
- How does international investment law and international water law interface in projects related to transboundary water infrastructure?
- What are the duties and rights of States regarding infrastructure development projects on their shared transboundary waters? In this context, what rules of international law apply regarding prior notification and exchange of information, and how does this work in practice?
- How does international water law deal with the potential adverse impacts resulting from infrastructure projects on transboundary watercourses?