Month: September 2014

Jean-Benoit Charrin, executive director of the international public-interest development organisation WaterLex, spoke to the Council of Europe (CoE) Parliamentary Assembly Sub-Committee of Environment and Energy on Tuesday in Strasbourg, France, about challenges in water governance as seen from the European perspective in the context of sustainable development and related legal frameworks. See Charrin’s presentation, entitled “Water Governance Challenges & Opportunities.” The […]

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Water, Energy and Human Rights: WaterLex, UNEP, UNECE and Nations Weigh the Value of Wastewater Reuse

By David Snow, WaterLex |  More photos | In a side event to the 27th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, WaterLex gathered leading agencies and national representatives Monday to discuss how wastewater reuse practices can have a positive effect on human rights, such as the rights to […]

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WaterLex Workshop: Strengthening Transboundary Water-Management Institutions in North Africa

By Moez Allaoui, WaterLex | In collaboration with the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the African Network for Basins Organization (ANBO) on 11 September 2014, WaterLex organized a regional workshop on the topic of cooperative relationships among transboundary water-management institutions in North Africa. The management and protection of water resources in North Africa are significant […]

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By Moez Allaoui, WaterLex | On 17 August 2014, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses entered into force, after its ratification by the 35th state party to the convention, Vietnam, 90 days earlier. Thus, through this universal instrument implementation, an important milestone has been reached on the road to […]

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WaterLex and UNEP Explore Wastewater and Energy Investments That Help Realise Human Rights

By David Snow, WaterLex | In partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other groups attending World Water Week in Stockholm, WaterLex presented a panel discussion on Monday exploring how evolving wastewater reuse practices can serve human rights. “We tend to forget that 80-90 percent of human and industrial wastewater goes untreated into rivers, lakes […]

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