Research Publications for Nathan J Cooper

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  • Cooper, N. (2021). Freshwater consumption and the global hydrological cycle. In D. French, & L. J. Kotzé (Eds.), Research Handbook on Law, Governance and Planetary Boundaries. Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Cooper, N. (2020). Disrupting paradigms through new technologies: assessing the potential of ‘smart’ water points to improve water security for marginalized communities. In R. Steff, J. Burton, & S. R. Soare (Eds.), Emerging Technologies and International Security: Machines, the State and War. Routledge.

  • Cooper, N. (2019). Just transition or hollow transaction? Searching for the normative foundations of energy justice. Resource Management Bulletin, 12, 180-181.

  • Cooper, N. J. (2019). The South African Constitution – Standards of environmental protection. In S. Turner, D. Shelton, J. Razzaque, O. McIntyre, & J. May (Eds.), Environmental Rights: The Development of Standards (pp. 286-308). Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108612500.013

  • Cooper, N. J. (2018). Grassroots responses to water poverty, and the limitations of a right to water in South Africa and Malawi. South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, 23(1), 31-73. Retrieved from

  • French, D., & Cooper, N. (2018). SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals: Cooperation within the context of a voluntarist framework. In D. French, & L. J. Kotze (Eds.), Sustainable Development Goals: Law, Theory and Implementation. UK: Edward Elgar.

  • Cooper, N. (2017). Using SMART pumps to improve access to water in rural Gambia: Reflections on the importance of theory and fieldwork in achieving SDG 6. In 18th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWPSA Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Development and Management. Conference held Swakopmund, Namibia.

  • Cooper, N., & French, D. (2017). From the normative to the pragmatic? The rise and the fall of international solidarity. In Jekteviksbakken 31, 5006 Bergen, Norway.

  • Cooper, N. J. (2017). After Mazibuko: Exploring the responses of communities excluded from South Africa's water experiment. Journal of African Law, 61(01), 57-81. doi:10.1017/S0021855317000055

  • Swan, A., Cooper, N., Gamble, W., & Pritchard, M. (2017). Using smart pumps to help deliver universal access to safe and affordable drinking water. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 1-9. doi:10.1680/jensu.16.00013

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