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The Water Tenure Mondays webinar series resumes on 13 September with "Equal but distinct: The fate of customary water rights in South Africa”.


The Water Tenure Mondays webinar series creates a forum for building a stronger water tenure concept through the presentation of diverse case studies. A clearer water tenure concept helps to pursue 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.  

Register here for the next session: "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 (Monday 13 September 2021, 13:00 CEST).

The series is targeted at policymakers, water professionals, and researchers from all over the world. The webinars are held every Monday at 13 hours CEST in English with simultaneous translation to French.  

The first part of the Water Tenure Monday webinar series took place from 10 May until 12 July 2021. It consisted of 10 webinars featuring the following topics and speakers: 

  • 10 May 2021, "What is water tenure and how can we assess it?" - Stephen Hodgson, International Environmental Lawyer, Brussels, Belgium 
  • 17 May 2021, "An introduction to water governance and its assessment" - Dubravka Bojic, Programme Officer, Governance Unit, FAO Rome, Italy 
  • 24 May 2021, "Whose Water? A comparative analysis of national laws and regulations recognizing indigenous peoples’, Afro-descendants’, and local communities’ water tenure" - Jessica Troell, Director, International Water Program, Environmental Law Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe 
  • 31 May 2021, "Water tenure analysis in Palestine and Lebanon, with a focus on biodiversity" - Julie Trottier, Research Director, CRNS, Montpellier, France 
  • Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Special Session on Water Tenure and SDGs: IWRA's Online Conference on “One Water, One Health: Water, Food and Public Health in a Changing World”. 
  • 14 June 2021, “Investigating water governance, water rights and water tenure in the Olifants River Water Management Area in South Africa” - Dineo Maila, Water and Environmental Scientist, Prime Africa Consultants 
  • 21 June 2021, “Pioneering Water Tenure in India: The Case of the Warna Sub-Basin in Maharashtra” - A.J. James, Environmental and Natural Resource Economist 
  • 28 June 2021, “Water Tenure in Spain: a SOAP Approach” - Elena Lopez Gunn, Director, ICATALIST 
  • 5 July 2021, “The interface between customary and statutory water rights” - Stefano Burchi, Chairman, International Water Law Association 
  • 12 July 2021, “Hybrid water law” - Barbara Schreiner, CEO Water Integrity Network, Berlin Germany and Advisor the Minister of Water and Sanitation, South Africa - Dr. Hans C. Komakech, Centre Director WISE - Futures/Senior Lecturer, The Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania 

Visit the Resources section to see the videos of past sessions and join the DGroup on Water Accounting to access the presentations.  

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