Sustainable use and access to safe water and sanitation for all

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

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

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The Human Right to Sanitation – The Business Case

The Human Right to Sanitation – The Business Case

The human right to sanitation is an international binding norm, and the obligation to protect respect and realise these human rights is not only for governments.  Businesses also have a…

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Legal assessment tool to recognise vulnerable people

Legal assessment tool to recognise vulnerable people

Vulnerable people are the most excluded from access to safe water and sanitation, and the lack of recognition of this fact creates the main stumbling block for States to realise…

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Checklist for water and sanitation entrepreneurs

Checklist for water and sanitation entrepreneurs

WaterLex is publishing these checklists for small scale water and sanitation suppliers. They are a quick and easy checklist for managers, owners and operators to see if they are considering…

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Valuing Water

Valuing Water

Water has value as a source of life for people; the plants and animals that make up our ecological and agricultural environments; and as a pecuniary resource for the maintenance…

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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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+41 22 900 16 64
info@waterlex.org