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Giving rivers rights aims to protect the 'voiceless' – but there's a catch

By Richard Meissner, Associate Professor, University of South Africa
Jeroen Warner, Assistant Professor of Disaster Studies, Wageningen University
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Worldwide there has been a wave of initiatives to grant rivers rights as a way of protecting them – and the communities that rely on them. River rights laws aim to change the legal standing of rivers so that they’re not treated as property, but rather like an individual, with “human” rights.

The river rights perspective…The Conversation


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