Start Time: 4.30 pm
Finish Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Online - Using Microsoft Teams
This webinar is open to all.
Chair: Clíona Kimber SC
Rose Wall, CEO of Community Law & Mediation
Rose has been the CEO of Community Law & Mediation since 2013, where she has been instrumental in establishing its new Centre for Environmental Justice.
Rose will address the work of CLM’s Centre for Environmental Justice, and emerging issues related to water rights and water pollution that are being raised in their environmental justice clinics and community engagement.
Mark Thuillier, Associate in the Litigation Department's Environmental and Planning team in A&L Goodbody LLP
Mark has advised a wide range of domestic and international clients on planning and environmental issues including issues of EIA, AA, WFD, and planning compliance generally.
Mark will consider how the Water Framework Directive has been used, alongside the planning framework, to enforce water rights, focused on recent Irish and EU decisions
Christina Leb, Senior Counsel at the Environment and International Law Department (LEGEN) of the World Bank
Christina Leb works as Senior Counsel at the Environment and International Law Department (LEGEN) of the World Bank where she advises on public international law and the Bank’s policy on projects on international waterways. Prior to this position, she was the Program Manager of the Central Asia Water-Energy Program (CAWEP) and Thematic Focal Point for Transboundary Waters at the Water Global Practice of the World Bank. She is also a fellow at Platform for International Water Law (University of Geneva) and an affiliate member of the International Water Law Academy (IWLA) at Wuhan University.
Christina will discuss legal principles, rights, and obligations of transboundary water management, and the implications of Brexit for water rights in Ireland
Christopher was called to the Bar in 2011, and he specialises in Environmental Law, Judicial Review, and Immigration & Asylum Law.
Christopher will talk about the civil and criminal enforcement mechanisms available to individuals and organisations to protect against water pollution
Topic: This webinar will see the launch of the Climate Bar Association as an official association of the Bar of Ireland. Coupled with the launch, an array of distinguished speakers will address the important topic of using law to defend water rights, and fight water pollution.