Nathan Cooper: Regional African Law and Human Rights Symposium

November  2015

Nathan Cooper has just returned from presenting his research at the Regional African Law and Human Rights Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa. The paper, 'Grassroots responses to water poverty: fertile spaces for vernacular law between the state, market and courts' drew on interviews conducted earlier last week with communities in KwaZulu Natal, where water access is problematic. Faced with such challenges, some communities are taking control of their access to water in innovative ways.