n SA Irrigation = SA Besproeiing - The laws of water, Hubert Thompson : book review

Volume 28, Issue 4
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Extracted from text ... book review The early Dutch settler farmers to South Africa were accustomed to water being almost akin to a 'nuisance' in their native wet Netherlands. However, the importance of water soon took on wholly different meaning in their new home of southern Africa. Very rapidly in the early Cape farming districts new laws, often drawing on water law in international settings, were developed around the governance of water. In advocate and engineer Hubert Thompson's new book, 'Water law', early Cape water perspectives and frameworks are just a fragment of the fascinating history of our country's water legalities that he ..

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