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FAO Water Tenure Mondays - Dr Tumai Murombo: "Equal but distinct: The fate of customary water rights in South Africa

Online - Italy, 13/09/2021 - 13/09/2021

The Water Tenure Mondays webinar series creates a forum for building a stronger water tenure concept and pursues FAO’s efforts in broadening the knowledge base of its application to achieve more equitable and secure access to water, even in conditions of scarcity. 

The Water Tenure Mondays webinar series resumes on 13 September with: "Equal but distinct: The fate of customary water rights in South Africa” by Dr Tumai Murombo, Professor of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The webinars are held in English with simultaneous interpretation to French. Click here to register for the next session.

Dr Murombo (PhD Law (Wits), LLM Human Rights Law (UCT), LLM Environmental Law (Pace University, New York), LLB (Hons) (University of Zimbabwe) will present the case of the customary law as a source of water rights in South Africa and the implications for the amendment to the National Water Act.

Dr Murombo is a Professor of Law at Wits University and former Director of the Mandela Institute. He is an admitted to practice law in Zimbabwe. He is an expert in environmental law, energy and climate change, sustainability, extractives and the environment, water law and governance, among others. As an NRF rated researcher, he has researched, advised governments and civil society organizations on these areas. Dr Murombo co-founded and is board chair of the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA). He sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of African Law and is a member of the Water Tribunal (South Africa), the Environmental Law Association (South Africa), the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, its Environmental Law Academy and the Working Group on Climate Change and Energy.

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