Oliver C. Ruppel

Oliver Ruppel is a Professor of Law University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. His field of specialisation is public international law and diplomacy om general, and more specifically world trade law, international climate change law, environmental law, sustainable development law, and the law of the African Union and the various regional economic communities in Africam including the southern African Development Community.


Knowledge lives in the lake
Edited by: Manfred O. Hinz, Oliver C. Ruppel and Clever Mapaure

274 p. • 2012 • ISBN 978-99916-855-8-8 • 170 x 240 mm

This book presents research within the framework of the international Biodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis in Africa (BIOTA) Project. The BIOTA Project was inspired by a movement translating the demand for sustainable development into international and national policies. It was fortunate that some of the questions dealt with in the BIOTA Project could be continued in a new initiative, namely the Future of the Okavango (TFO) Project, which is still in progress. The focus of the TFO Project is the sustainability of the Kavango River Basin, which spans from Angola through Namibia to Botswana. Some of the contributions in this volume mark the interface between the BIOTA and TFO Projects. The emphasis on water and water management in other contributions expresses this interface well.

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