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OOSKAnews Introduces aquaNOW Audience Panelist Gabriel Eckstein

EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom

OOSKAnews is pleased to announced that the third aquaNOW Audience, which will take place tomorrow, March 17th, at the Global Headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group in Edinburgh, Scotland, will feature panelist Gabriel Eckstein, professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law, member of the Texas A&M University Water Management and Hydrological Science Graduate Faculty, and founder of the International Water Law Project, an Internet-based resource on global trans-boundary water law and policy issues and information.


Eckstein specializes in water and environmental law and policy, and has served as an expert adviser and consultant on US and international environmental and water issues to various organizations and programs, including the Geneva Initiative, the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s International Hydrological Program (UNESCO-IHP), the UN International Law Commission (UNILC), the UN Environment Program (UNEP), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Commission on Dams, the Organization of American States (OAS), the UNESCO/OAS ISARM Americas Program, and various local water entities in the United States. He serves on the Executive Board of the IWRA and on the International Scientific Committee of the World Water Congress.

Tomorrow’s Audience also features Scotland-based and international panelists Stuart Orr, Freshwater Manager, WWF International; Hydro Nation Scholar Willem Bastiaan “Bas” Buddendorf; and Jim Panton, CEO of Panton McLeod Ltd.

OOSKAnews readers and others unable to attend the event in person can watch the Audience via a free live web-stream at www.ooskanews.com, starting at 10:30 AM EDT. Full video coverage will subsequently be made available in an archived format.

The Audience will also feature exemplars from the fields of international water finance, Scottish water technology, and Scottish water research.

The third Audience will run as a parallel session to the inaugural “Building Bridges” Conference, organized by Asia Scotland Institute (ASI) and hosted by headline sponsor RBS, which has the aim of connecting Scotland with its international communities.”

In 2014, OOSKAnews, the world’s leading provider of water-related news, launched production of the 2014-2015 “aquaNOW Audiences,” a series of web-streamed seminars designed to engage global audiences with critical water-related challenges. An initial series of six aquaNOW Audiences are being physically hosted in Scotland -- the Hydro Nation -- and streamed live to a global viewership.