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Biography

Dr Sarah Hendry is an academic lawyer specialising in water and environmental law. She works in the Dundee Law School and the University of Dundee in the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science.

Sarah is Scottish Editor for the Journal of Water Law and the Journal of Environmental Law and Management, and co-convenor of the UK Environmental Law Association Scots Law water topic group. Her interest in Scots, EU and comparative water law extends across both water resources and water services, and she was a member of the Scottish Customer Forum, a body established better represent consumers in price setting for water services. She was a member of the Irish Government's Expert Commission for Water. She is Vice Chair of the Specialist Group on Regulation for the International Water Association. 

She is Programme Director for Law's LLM programmes and has a special interest in making law accessible to non-lawyers. 

Teaching

 

Sarah is Programme Director for the taught LLM programmes in Law, as well as teaching on several modules. She leads a module on regulation of water services, looking at ownership, regulation, governance and price-setting to achieve social and economic objectives. She delivers teaching on a module in comparative national water law, focused on water resource management and water quality; and coordinates the core LLM module in legal research skills and the LLM Dissertation. She provides input on water law and health to students on the BMSci at Dundee, and is involved in introductory modules for international Masters students. 

Sarah has a quality assurance and enhancement role within the School of Social Sciences, working closely with staff engaged in teaching and learning in the School and University. She is Head of Quality Assurance within Law. 

Research

Sarah’s research interests cross over all aspects of national water law: legal frameworks for water resources management, water rights and abstractions, water quality and pollution control; and the regulation of water services. She has a special interest in water law reform. She works closely with scientists and policymakers i, looking at the linkages between science, policy and law.

Sarah was a member of the Customer Forum, a new initiative in Scotland designed to better represent the consumers in the price setting process for water and sewerage services. The regulation of water services is a key research interest for Sarah, and customer involvement in that regulation is part of good governance. She was a member of the Irish Government's Expert Commission on water. She has been involved in several funded projects for Scottish Government related to the regulation of water services, including rural supply, source protection and valuing water. 

Sarah worked on the EU FP7 project LAGOONS,looking at the management of coastal lagoons, and with Andrew Allan on the EU FP7 project GENESIS, looking at the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive and Second Groundwater Directive.across a series of aquifers in greater Europe. 

Recent publications include:

Hendry S The Water Framework Directive – Challenges, Gaps and Potential for the Future (special issue) Journal of European Environment and Planning Law, 14 (2017) 247-266

Hendry S (2016) The Customer Forum: Putting Customers at the Centre of Regulating Water Services Water Policy Available Online 23 February 2016, DOI: 10.2166/wp.2016.199

Hendry S (2016) Scottish Water – A Public Sector Success Story Water International Special Issue; Available online 15 August 2016 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02508060.2016.1212961

Hendry S, (2015) Frameworks for Water Law Reform (monograph) CUP International Hydrological Series

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Dundee

Keywords

  • K Law (General)
  • water law; environmental law

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Research Output 1991 2018

Editors' Foreword

Akhmouch, A., Clavreul, D., Hendry, S., Megdal, S. B., Nickum, J. E., Nunes-Correia, F. & Ross, A. 9 Feb 2018 In : Water International. 43, 1, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Conclusions

Allan, A., Rieu-Clarke, A. & Hendry, S. 3 Feb 2017 Routledge Handbook of Water Law and Policy. Allan, A., Hendry, S. & Rieu-Clarke, A. (eds.). United Kingdom: Routledge, p. 399-405 6 p. (Routledge Handbooks)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Contaminants of Emerging Concern

Hendry, S. 8 Feb 2017 Routledge Handbook of Water Law and Policy. Rieu-Clarke, A., Allan, A. & Hendry, S. (eds.). United Kingdom: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

pollutant
drug
aquatic environment
water treatment
pesticide

Governance: Governance Frameworks for Wastewater Management

Hendry, S., Kjellen, M. & Joanna, S. 22 Mar 2017 World Water Development Report 2017: Wastewater - The Untapped Resource. Uhlenbrook, S. & Connor, R. (eds.). France: UNESCO, p. 30-36 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File
governance
management

Introduction

Allan, A., Hendry, S. & Rieu-Clarke, A. 3 Feb 2017 Routledge Handbook of Water Law and Policy. Rieu-Clarke, A., Allan, A. & Hendry, S. (eds.). United Kingdom: Routledge, p. 1-6 6 p. (Routledge Handbooks)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Prizes

Member of Expert Commission

Sarah Hendry (Recipient), Aug 2016

Prize: Election to learned society

working group
funding
expert
water

Activities 2011 2018

Experts' Meeting on Contaminants of Emerging Concern

Hendry, S. (Participant)
5 Feb 2018

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Scottish Water - a Public Sector Success Story

Hendry, S. (Speaker)
7 Aug 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

File

Governance and Regulation of Wastewater

Hendry, S. (Speaker)
22 Mar 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

File
File

Thesis

An analytical framework for reform of national water law

Author: Hendry, S., 2008

Supervisor: Wouters, P. (Supervisor) & Reid, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Preservation of Ecosystems of International Watercourses and the Integration of Relevant Rules

Author: Lee, J., 2012

Supervisor: Wouters, P. (Supervisor) & Hendry, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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The protection of foreign investment and its implications for the regulation of water resources: challenges for international investment arbitration

Author: Daza Vargas, A., 2014

Supervisor: Wouters, P. (Supervisor) & Hendry, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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The role of legal frameworks in enabling transparency in water utilities’ regulation

Author: Mova Al'Afghani, M., 2012

Supervisor: Hendry, S. (Supervisor) & Wouters, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy