Sustainable use and access to safe water and sanitation for all

Our legal and policy research is fundamental to better understand water, sanitation and water governance at the international, national and local levels

Raising awareness on the human right to water and sanitation and increasing capacity of SDG 6 stakeholders and implementers is fundamental to our work

WaterLex is the catalyst for change in sustainable water governance and management through multi-stakeholder engagement and partnerships

Improved legal and policy frameworks, water governance and monitoring in line with human rights to water and sanitation

We analyse the data monitoring capabilities to establish indicators and enable increased compliance with human rights norms and principles

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Youth initiatives for water and sanitation

Youth initiatives for water and sanitation

Leer en español There have never been so many young people in the world – approximately one in five people are aged between 15 and 24, equal to 18% of…

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The Greening and Humanisation of International Water Law

The Greening and Humanisation of International Water Law

Water security can only be achieved through a human rights-based approach. This guest lecture presentation at Cowell College, UCSC from Dr Maria Querol from WaterLex enabled a discussion on the…

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Land and Water Governance to Achieve the SDGs in Fragile Systems – Conclusion of session, 4th April 2019, Land and Water Days 2019

Land and Water Governance to Achieve the SDGs in Fragile Systems – Conclusion of session, 4th April 2019, Land and Water Days 2019

“We need to “Wake-up” and realise that groundwater is being over-used and depleted”, says Charafat Afailal, former Minister in charge of water in Morocco. In the conclusion of the plenary,…

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Protocol on water and health learns about Leaving No One Behind

Protocol on water and health learns about Leaving No One Behind

L-R Cynthia Bleu-Laine (WaterLex), Rio Hada (OHCHR), Gabriella Casanova (WaterLex) WaterLex and OHCHR took the opportunity to share learnings from the 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind at…

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About Us

WaterLex is a development organization with UN ECOSOC and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) consultative status, and UN Water and Global Water Partnership (GWP) Partner status. It is a member of the UNECE expert group on equitable access to safe drinking water and of the UNDP Global Water Solidarity platform and the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP). WaterLex also enjoys governmental support, confirmed by ambassadors to the UN who are supporting the organization. Such political support is crucial to ensure that legal recommendations are brought down to, and supported, at national levels.

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