The Ninth Colloquium will be held in South Africa July 3 – 7, 2011. The draft programme for the event Water and the Law: Towards Sustainability is now available. The Call for Papers outlines the themes of the conference. More information about the Colloquium arrangements can be accessed at

2011 marks the inaugural year of our Call for Best Colloquium Paper Prize, open to those delegates with accepted abstracts.

We will also be holding a half-day workshop, “Towards the Legal Recognition and Governance of Ecosystem Services", on Sunday, 3 July, just prior to the Colloquium. This workshop is jointly hosted by the Research Committee of the IUCN Academy, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the Commission on Environmental Law.

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