Olivia Rumble Olivia Rumble is a Director at Climate Carbon and Environmental Legal Consulting (Pty) Ltd. She is an admitted attorney and has been practicing environmental and climate change law for over nine years. She has formerly advised the South African government in the revision of the National Water Act 1998, and has also advised regional water bodies such as ZAMCOM and OKACOM regarding their respective regional water law instruments and implications for riparian domestic laws. She was a member of the team assembled to undertake the South African policy alignment process undertaken as a precursor to the development of the Long Term Adaptation Strategy; is part of the team responsible for drafting South Africa’s Climate Change Bill; and is an expert legal advisor to the Zimbabwean and Thai governments on the development of their respective Climate Change Bills.
She has acted as a legal advisor to a number of South Africa’s largest companies, and routinely provides water related advice across a broad range of water issues including acid mine drainage, compliance directives, water tariffs and levies, water use licensing and permits, as well as the regulatory aspects of best practice water management. Olivia is also a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of Cape Town and teaches the domestic and international water law regimes at a post graduate level. She is a visiting lecturer at the African Climate and Development Institute and the co-editor and author of South Africa’s first comprehensive treatise on climate change law and governance in South Africa.