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Saturday, 21 April

Session 1

Case Studies of Existing and Proposed Water Law Reforms - Panel on India

9:30 11:20

Chair: Professor Patricia Kameri-Mbote, IELRC

Water Management in the Semi-Arid Margins of Gujarat: NGOs, User Groups and Water Rights

Professor Ronald Jaubert, Graduate Institute of Development Studies (IUED), Geneva & Yoann Fayolle, Department of Geosciences and Environment, University of Lausanne

[powerpoint presentation]

More Drops for Hyderabad City , Less Crops For Farmers: Institutions, Policies and Intersectoral Water Transfers in Andhra Pradesh, South-India

Mattia Celio, Associate Expert, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), India

[powerpoint presentation]

Creating Enabling Conditions for Sustained Reforms in Urban Water Sector: A Case for Legal Reforms in National Capital Region of Delhi

A.P. Tiwari, PhD candidate, Centre for Regulatory and Policy Research, TERI University, New Delhi

[powerpoint presentation]

Reform Initiatives in the Water Resources Sector in Maharashtra State

Suresh V. Sodal, Secretary, Maharashtra Water resources Regulatory Authority, Mumbai, India

[powerpoint presentation]

Tirupur Water Supply and Sanitation Project : An Impediment to Sustainable Water Management?

Roopa Madhav, Research Fellow, IELRC (in absentia)

11:20 11:40: coffee break

Session 2

Case studies from the Middle East, Europe, and Australia

11:40 13:20

Chair: Dr. Philippe Cullet, IELRC

Water Management in the Middle East and North
Africa - The effect of Signed Water Treaties

Marit Brochman, PhD candidate , Department of Political Science, University of Oslo and Centre for the Study of Civil War

[powerpoint presentation]

The Implementation of the Right to Water in France

Henri Smets, Member, Water Academy and European Council for Environmental Law

[powerpoint presentation]

Water System and Water Chain in Dutch Water and Environmental Legislation

Dr. Pieter Jong, Secretary, Dutch Advisory Commission on Water and Infrastructure Law, the Netherlands

[powerpoint presentation]

How do Water Markets Function in Droughts and other Hard Questions: Learning from Law Reform in Australia

Professor Poh-Ling Tan, Griffith Law School, Australia

[powerpoint presentation]

13:20 14:30: lunch

Session 3

Water Law Reforms in Kenya and South Africa


Chair: Dr Migai Akech, Nairobi University

Water Sector Reforms in Kenya : Gender Implications

Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Programme Director for Africa, IELRC

[powerpoint presentation]

The Reform of Water Rights in South Africa

Professor Gerrit Johannes Pienaar, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa /Dr. Elmarie van der Schyff, Senior Lecturer, North-West University, South Africa

[powerpoint presentation]

Respect, Protect, Fulfil: The Implementation of the Human Right to Water in South Africa

Inga T Winkler, PhD candidate, Faculty of Law, Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf, Germany

The Use of General Authorizations to Promote Water Allocation Reform in South Africa

Aileen Jennifer Anderson, Ninham Shand Consulting Services, South Africa

[powerpoint presentation]

16:10 – 16:30: coffee break

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Conclusions and Directions for Ongoing Research

16:30 – 17:30

Members of the panel: Dr Philippe Cullet, Dr Alix Gowlland Gualtieri & Professor Patricia Kameri-Mbote

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