Month: November 2014

Measuring Progress: WASH Indicators Conference and Workshop Brings Together Legal Specialists and Human Rights Practitioners

By David Snow | WaterLex | “No one should be invisible. No one should be left behind.” These were among the opening comments from Jane Connors, director of the Research and Right to Development Division of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the WaterLex conference and workshop on measurement indicators […]

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Conference PHOTOS – WASH Indicators: Measuring Progress on Realising the Human Right to Water and Sanitation

View photos from the WaterLex conference and workshop, “WASH Indicators: Measuring Progress in the Realisation of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation,” which took place 21-22 Nov. 2014, at the International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG, Switzerland). About 40 expert participants — both legal specialists and field practitioners — attended the event, representing more than 30 organisations, […]

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New Study: Establishing Good Practices in the Regulation of Wastewater Treatment

Commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA), WaterLex has initiated a four-month-long study examining good practices in the regulation of wastewater treatment, including a review of wastewater laws, regulations, and norms in developed and undeveloped countries. To download the […]

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Workshop in Benin Supports Decentralised Cooperation for Water and Sanitation Among Municipalities

WaterLex has completed a two-day workshop in Cotonou, Benin, 11-12 November, aimed at fostering dialogue that will result in a strategy of decentralised cooperation among the country’s municipalities for water and sanitation services. Such a strategy will serve the interest of vulnerable and marginalised people with respect to the human right to water and sanitation, adopted by the United […]

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At the WaterDays conference taking place this week in Tunisia, WaterLex’s Moez Allaoui spoke about how to integrate the human right to water and sanitation with public-private partnerships (PPPs). Allaoui gave a brief history of the human right to water and sanitation as well as PPP agreements, and described relevant legal precedents and obligations of states, companies, and […]

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