Professor Stephen McCaffrey, USA, was named 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his unparalleled contribution to the evolution and progressive realization of international water law. A distinguished Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, CA, he is the single most-respected authority on international water law. His work continues to influence scholars, legal practitioners and policy makers and contribute to the sustainable and peaceful management of shared waters. In its citation, the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee recognized Professor McCaffrey’s “path-breaking leadership and legal scholarship in international water law. He has made a unique contribution in three specific areas: his seminal work on treaty negotiation; his major scholarly works, including his book, The Law of International Watercourses and his leadership providing expert legal advice, wise counsel, training and facilitation of complex negotiations with a wide range of stakeholders.”


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