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RMLA Scholarship Report 2010

Craig Mallett, Scholarship Convenor, Ministry for the Environment

Kathryn McArthur is the recipient of one of the RMLA 2010 scholarship awards. Kathryn is working towards completing a Masters of Applied Science at Massey University. The topic for her masters dissertation will be Implementing water quality standards and policy effectiveness monitoring in the Manawatu-Wanganui region. Kathryn’s dissertation will draw on her experience as a water quality scientist at Horizons Regional Council. She has been involved in technical support for policy development for the new regional plan and authored, or co-authored, several technical reports.

The second recipient is Sarah Nolan. Sarah’s scholarship has been approved in principle pending confirmation of the precise topic for dissertation. Sarah will be pursuing a LLM specialising in Environmental Law and Policy at University College London at the University of London. Sarah’s intended papers included topics relating to sustainability and environmental justice, environmental governance and regulation, and international environmental law. Her masters dissertation will be selected from one of these topic areas. Sarah has an excellent academic record and has been practising as a barrister and solicitor for the last three years.

The selection committee was made up of Craig Mallett and Maree Baker from the RMLA National Committee. Both recipients will receive a scholarship of $7500.