Editorial: Special Edition on Water Security





Water Security


The North-South Dimensions of Water Security Symposium was held at the North-West University, Potchefstroom from the 14th to the 15th of May, 2015. Through the generous funding of the Academy of Finland (268151), under the research project “Legal framework to promote water security” (WATSEC), we were able to gather approximately 13 speakers representative of the North and South. The 4 papers in this peer-reviewed edition emanate from this symposium.


Google_Scholar_114.png    ScienceOpen_Log0342.png


Download data is not yet available.


Metrics Loading ...




Bateman 2009 SAMJ

Bateman C "Cholera: Getting the Basics Right" 2009 SAMJ 138-142

Boyd Environmental Rights Revolution

Boyd DR TheEnvironmental Rights Revolution: A Global Study of

Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment (UBC Press Vancouver

Chitonge 2011 Water Alternatives

ChitongeH "A Decade of Implementing Water Services Reform in Zambia:

Review of Outcomes, Challenges and Opportunities" 2011 Water

Alternatives 1-22

Cook and Bakker 2012 Global Environmental Change

Cook C and Bakker K "Water Security: Debating an Emerging Paradigm"

Global Environmental Change 94-102

Couzens 2015 PELJ

Couzens E "Avoiding Mazibuko: Water Security and Constitutional Rights

in Southern African Case Law" 2015 PELJ 1162-1186

Derman and Hellum 2007 Land Use Policy

Derman B and Hellum A "Livelihood Rights Perspective on Water Reform:

Reflections on Rural Zimbabwe" 2007 Land Use Policy 664-673

Dinokopila 2011 AHRLJ

Dinokopila BR"The Right to Water in Botswana:A Review of the Matsipane

Mosetlhanyane Case" 2011 AHRLJ 282-295

Expert Team of the Inter-Ministerial Committee Mine Water Management

Expert Team of the Inter-Ministerial Committee Mine Water Management in

the Witwatersrand Gold Fields with Special Emphasis on Acid Mine

Drainage: Report to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Acid Mine Drainage

(Department of Water Affairs Pretoria 2010)

Fournier and Whittall 2009 Humanitarian Exchange

Fournier C and Whittall J "When the Affected State Causes the Crisis: The

Case of Zimbabwe" 2009 Humanitarian Exchange 4-6

Funder et al 2012 Water Alternatives

Funder M et al"Strategies of the Poorest in Local Water Conflict and

Cooperation –Evidence from Vietnam, Bolivia and Zambia" 2012 Water

Alternatives 20-36

Gellers 2012 Rev Policy Res

Gellers JC "Greening Constitutions with Environmental Rights: Testing the

Isomorphism Thesis" 2012 Rev Policy Res 523-543

Gellers Global Norms and Green Constitutions

Gellers JC Global Norms and Green Constitutions: Explaining the

Emergence of Constitutional Environmental Rights (PhD-dissertation

University of California 2014)

Gerlak and Mukhtarov 2015 Int'l Environ Agreem –Pol L Econ

Gerlak AK and Mukhtarov F "'Ways of Knowing' Water: Integrated Water

Resources Management and Water Security as Complementary

Discourses" 2015 Int'l Environ Agreem –Pol L Econ 257-272

Gleick 1999 Water Policy

Gleick PH "The Human Right to Water" 1999 Water Policy 487-503

Global Water Partnership Increasing Water Security

Global Water Partnership Increasing Water Security -A Development

Imperative (Global Water Partnership Stockholm 2012)

Grey and Sadoff 2007 Water Policy

Grey D and Sadoff CW "Sink or Swim? Water Security for Growth and

Development" 2007 Water Policy 545-571

Hayward 2000 Political Studies

Hayward T "Constitutional Environmental Rights: A Case for Political

Analysis" 2000 Political Studies 558-572

Hitchcock, Sapignoli and Babchuk 2011 IJHR

Hitchcock RK, Sapignoli M and Babchuk WA "What About Our Rights?

Settlements, Subsistence and Livelihood Security Among Central Kalahari

San and Bakgalagadi" 2011 IJHR 62-88

Idemudia, Williams and Wyatt 2013 J Inj Violence Res

Idemudia ES, Williams JK and Wyatt GE "Migration Challenges Among

Zimbabwean Refugees Before, During and Post Arrival in South Africa"

J Inj Violence Res 17-27

Kotzé 2010 JHRE

Kotzé LJ "Phiri, the Plight of the Poor and the Perils of Climate Change:

Time to Rethink Environmental and Socio-Economic Rights in South

Africa?" 2010 JHRE 135-160

Kotzé and Du Plessis 2010 J Ct Innovation

Kotzé LJ and Du Plessis AA "Some Brief Observations on Fifteen Years of

Environmental Rights Jurisprudence in South Africa" 2010 J Ct Innovation


Lugaresi "Right to Water"

Lugaresi N "The Right to Water and its Misconceptions, Between Developed

and Developing Countries" in Kidd M et al (eds) Water and the Law:

Towards Sustainability (Edward Elgar Cheltenham 2014) 331-348

May and Daly Global Environmental Constitutionalism

May JR and Daly E Global Environmental Constitutionalism(Cambridge

University Press New York 2015)

McCarthy 2011 S Afr J Sci

McCarthy TS "The Impact of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa" 2011 May-

June S Afr J Sci 1-7

Miller Environmental Rights

Miller C Environmental Rights: Critical Perspectives(Routledge London

Morinville and Rodina 2013 Geoforum

Morinville C and Rodina L "Rethinking the Human Right to Water: Water

Access and Dispossession in Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve"

Geoforum 150-159

Nickel 1993 Yale J Int'l L

Nickel JW "The Human Right to a Safe Environment: Philosophical

Perspectives on Its Scope and Justification" 1993 Yale J Int'l L281-295

Paterson "Endless Struggle of Indigenous Peoples"

Paterson AR "The Endless Struggle of Indigenous Peoples in protected

Areas -The Bushmen's Challenge for Water Rights in the Central Kalahari

Game Reserve" in Kidd M et al (eds) Water and the Law: Towards

Sustainability (Edward Elgar Cheltenham 2014) 349-378

Pejan, Du Toit and Pollard "Using Progressive Realisation"

Pejan R, Du Toit D and Pollard S "Using Progressive Realisation and

Reasonableness to Evaluate Implementation Lags in the South African

Water Management Reform Process" in Kidd M et al (eds) Water and the

Law: Towards Sustainability (Edward Elgar Cheltenham 2014) 305-329

Peters 2006 LJIL

Peters A "Compensatory Constitutionalism:The Function and Potential of

Fundamental International Norms and Structures" 2006 LJIL 579-610

Peyer and Mercier Glencore in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Peyer C and Mercier F Glencore in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Profit

before Human Rights and the Environment (Bread For All and Swiss

Catholic Lenten Fund Bern 2012)

Rodina 2016 Geoforum

Rodina L "Human Right to Water in Khayelitsha, South Africa –Lessons

From a 'lived Experiences' Perspective" 2016 Geoforum 58-66

Said et al 2011 Water SA

Said MD et al "The Case of Cholera Preparedness, Response and

Prevention in the SADC Region: A Need for Proactive and Multi-level

Communication and Co-ordination" 2011 Water SA 559-566

Sjöstedt 2011 Habitat International

Sjöstedt M "The Impact of Secure Land Tenure on Water Access Levels in

Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Botswana and Zambia" 2011 Habitat

International 133-140

Savenije and Aan der Zaag 2008 Phys Chem Earth

Savenije HHG and Aan der Zaag P "Integrated Water Resources

Management: Concepts and Issues" 2008 Phys Chem Earth 290-297

Swatuk 2008 Water Alternatives

Swatuk LA "A Political Economy of Water in Southern Africa" 2008 Water

Alternatives 24‐47

Takacs 2008 NYU Envtl LJ

Takacs D "The Public Trust Doctrine, Environmental Human Rights, and the

Future of Private Property" 2008 NYU Envtl LJ 711-765

UN-WaterWater Security

UN-Water Water Security and the Global Water Agenda: A UN-Water

Analytical Brief(United Nations University Hamilton 2013)

Van Beek and Arriens Water Security

Van Beek E and Arriens WL Water Security: Putting the Concept into

Practice (Global Water Partnership Stockholm 2014)

Winters 2014 Consilience

Winters OJ "The Botswana Bushmen's Fight for Water and Land Rights in

the Central Kalahari Game Reserve"2014 Consilience: The Journal of

Sustainable Development 285-300

Witter and Whiteford 1999 Int'l Rev Comp Pub Pol'y

Witter S G and Whiteford S "Water Security: The Issues and Policy

Challenges" 1999 Int'l Rev Comp Pub Pol'y 1-25

Wouters, Vinogradov and Magsig 2009 Yb Int'l Env L

Wouters P, Vinogradov S and Magsig B "Water Security, Hydrosolidarity,

and International Law: A River Runs Through It ..." 2009 Yb Int'l Env L 97-

Yang and Percival 2009 Ecology LQ

Yang T and Percival RV "The Emergence of Global Environmental Law"

Ecology LQ 615-664

Zeitoun 2011 Global Policy

Zeitoun M "The Global Web of National Water Security" 2011 Global Policy


Case law

City of Cape Town v Strümpher 2012 4 SA 207 (SCA)

Mazibukov City of Johannesburg 2010 4 SA 1 (CC)

Mosetlhanyane v Attorney General of Botswana (Court of Appeal) Civil

Appeal No CACLB-074-10 of 27 January 2011

Mushoriwa v City of Harare HH 195-14/HC 4266/13

Nyasulu v Konkola Copper Mines Plc and Others [2011] ZMHC 86

Sesana v The Attorney-General 2002 1 BLR 452 (HC)



Constitution of Botswana,1966

South Africa

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996


Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Act, 2015

Environmental Protection and Pollution Act, Ch 204


Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Act 20 of 2013

International instruments

CESCR General Comment No 15: The Right to Water (Arts 11 and 12 of

the Covenant)UN Doc E/C.12/2002/11 (2003)

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against

Women (1979)

Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1967)

International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (1967)

The Human Right to Water and SanitationGA Res 64/292, UN Doc

A/RES/64/292 (2010)

UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) Eighth Phase:"Water

Security: Responses to Local, Regional, and Global Challenges" -Strategic

Plan IHP-VIII (2014-2021)UN Doc IHP/2012/IHP-VIII/1Rev (2012)

United Nations Declaration on Human Rights (1948)

Internet sources

ANA 2016



African News Agency 2016 Eskom 'in Secretive Deal' to Provide Power to

Zimbabwe http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eskom-in-secretive-

deal-to-provide-power-to-zimbabwe-2016-01-04/rep_id:4136 accessed 8

December 2016

GEOHIVE 2015 http://www.geohive.com/earth/pop_urban.aspx

GEOHIVE 2015 Urban / Rural Division of Countries for the Years 2015 and

http://www.geohive.com/earth/pop_urban.aspx accessed 8

December 2016

Ncube 2016 http://www.newzimbabwe.com/opinion-27405-Ncube+the


Ncube W 2016 Unpacking the Tragedy of Water Delivery in Zimbabwe


water+delivery+in+Zim/opinion.aspx accessed 8 December 2016

The Zambian 2016 http://thezambian.com/wp-content/uploads/


The Zambian 2016 Draft Zambian Constitutionhttp://thezambian.com/wp-

content/uploads/2016/01/Zambian-Constitution.pdf accessed 12 December

UN-Water 2013 http://www.unwater.org/topics/water-security/en/

UN-Water 2013 Water Security http://www.unwater.org/topics/water-

security/en/ accessed 8 December 2016

UN-Water 2014 http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/pdf/human_right_to_


UN-Water 2014 The Human Right to Water and Sanitation: Media Brief


ation_media_brief.pdf accessed 8 December 2016



How to Cite

Soyapi, C. B., & Honkonen, T. (2017). Editorial: Special Edition on Water Security. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 20, 1–3. https://doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2017/v20i0a1700



Special Edition: Water Security

Similar Articles

<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >> 

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.