Month: January 2016

National Human Rights Institutions Water Initiative Training Manual Published

Strengthening the role of National Human Rights Institutions in water governance for the realisation of human rights More than 100 countries currently have National Human Rights Institutions (“NHRIs”) charged with promoting and protecting human rights. Even though it is their role resulting from the unique powers conferred upon them in relation to human rights protection […]

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The Status of Implementation and Monitoring of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in Uganda

This 2015 publication provides an extensive review of the the status of implementation and monitoring of the human right to water and sanitation in Uganda. Download the full report (6MB) here. Executive Summary Access to safe water and sanitation is a human right, as recognized in 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Human Right to […]

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WaterLex workshop on Water, Human Rights and Responsibility at 11th Conference of Youth on Climate Change

Water and Climate According to the IPCC, “climate change is projected to reduce renewable surface water and groundwater resources in most dry subtropical regions…intensifying competition for water.” (IPCC, AR5) The IPCC further found that climate change will likely increase the risk of water scarcity in urban areas and “rural areas are expected to experience major […]

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WaterLex and partners introduce a Manual on Human Rights-Based Approach to Integrated Water Resources Management

Manual: Human Rights-Based Approach to Integrated Water Resources Management This manual, written by UNDP CAP-Net, REDICA, the Water Governance Facility, and WaterLex, introduces human rights and IWRM to the reader, progressively integrating them into a single approach that has been dubbed a ‘human rights-based approach (HRBA) to integrated water resources management’ or, in short, an […]

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