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Water Tenure Mondays webinar series

The Water Tenure Mondays webinar series creates a forum for building a stronger water tenure concept and pursue FAO’s efforts in broadening the knowledge base of its application to achieve a more equitable and secure access to water, even in conditions of scarcity. It aims to refine our understanding of the water tenure concept and contextualize its various elements with a series of case studies, review ongoing initiatives and methodologies applied.

The series is targeted to policy makers, water professionals and researchers from all over the world. The webinars are held in English with simultaneous translation to French. 

Check the webinar page for the last updates and upcoming events. Click on the images below to watch the recordings of the past sessions. 

What is water tenure and how can we assess it?

Stephen Hodgson, International Environmental Lawyer, Brussels, Belgium (10 May 2021)

An introduction to water governance and its assessment

Dubravka Bojic, Programme Officer, Governance Unit, FAO Rome, Italy (17 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 (24 May 2021)

Water tenure analysis in Palestine and Lebanon, with a focus on biodiversity

Julie Trottier, Research Director, CRNS, PRODIG Unit, France (31 May 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 (14 June 2021)

Pioneering Water Tenure in India: The Case of the Warna Sub-Basin in Maharashtra

A.J. James, Environmental and Natural Resource Economist (21 June 2021)

Water Tenure in Spain: a SOAP Approach

Elena Lopez Gunn, Director, ICATALIST (28 June 2021)

The interface between customary and statutory water rights

Stefano Burchi, Chairman, International Water Law Association (5 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 (12 July 2021)

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