Month: May 2014

Current Projects Country Mapping: Facilitation of Decentralised Cooperation for Water and Sanitation in Benin Starting Date: February 2014 Status: ongoing Read more… Tools and Learning Materials: WaterLex Partners With UNDP Cap-Net on Human-Rights-Based Approach to IWRM Starting Date: November 2013 Status: ongoing Read more… Field Assistance and Trainings: Identifying Capacity Gaps to Implement the Human Right […]

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1. Country Mappings A country mapping is a publication that provides a ‘snapshot’ of the current state of implementation of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS). WaterLex conducts a multidisciplinary assessment of the existing governance situation in direct consultation with all stakeholders. The indicators for the research are based on an up-to-date assessment of […]

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    Figure: In the key stages of realising the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS), the WaterLex Legal and Operations Desks collaborate to create both effective policy and workable implementation for improved water governance. Read more Operations Desk Home Responding to Current Gaps and Pitfalls Our Approach and Value Added Our Key Activities […]

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The Operations Desk undertakes a set of core activities and delivers a range of key products that are practically oriented and serve to overcome the abovementioned obstacles for the realization of the HRWS. These include Country mappings assessing the extent to which progress is being made on the realization of the HRWS and highlight areas which […]

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To address the gaps and pitfalls on the way to realizing the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS), the Operations Desk provides direct support to stakeholders and develops practical implementation tools on the foundations of a human rights based approach (HRBA) [1] WaterLex benefits from the experience and skills of its members. More than […]

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The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has granted special consultative status to the Geneva, Switzerland-based international NGO and membership organisation WaterLex, which takes a human rights-based approach in helping to shape water law and policy frameworks worldwide. “This official status acknowledges WaterLex’s continuous engagement with UN agencies to advise governments on using law and policy to improve […]

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At the annual WaterLex General Assembly  meeting on Saturday, 3 May 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland, water law expert Eibe Riedel formally accepted the role of president of the international NGO’s Board of Directors. Professor Riedel, a board member since March 2013, replaces outgoing President Maria Francisca Ize-Charrin, who has served on the board since July 2010. Prof. Riedel […]

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Q & A With Incoming WaterLex Board President Eibe Riedel

New President of WaterLex Board Looks Ahead WaterLex Board of Directors member Eibe Riedel (pictured with outgoing President Maria Francisca Ize-Charrin) was elected president of the board at the organisation’s General Assembly meeting in Geneva on Saturday, May 3. He offered answers to some of our initial questions, below. Q: What do you consider to […]

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