Maria A. Gwynn on international watercourse treaties

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Senior Research Associate and former Global Leaders Fellow, Maria A. Gwynn, recently gave a talk about the need to adapt international watercourse treaties to the current standards and principles of international law and environmental protection.

The talk was introduced by Prof. Dr. Stefan Talmon, Director of the Institute for Public International Law. Dr. Gwynn specifically addressed the most important watercourse and energy treaty in South America, the Itaipu Treaty, and how the upcoming renegotiation is an opportunity for parties to adapt the treaty provisions according to the current standards of international law, and to achieve sustainable development while protecting the watercourses ecosystem.

Dr. Gwynn is currently working on an extended research project concerning international cooperation in the uses of shared resources at the University of Bonn.