Today, 28 August, WaterLex hosted a side-event at the Swiss Water Partnership booth at Stockholm World Water Week to share several short presentations about the organisation, our programmes and flagship projects.
The event agenda included:
- Introduction to WaterLex, our activities and mission
- Household water treatment and safe storage project
- NHRI Programme: the Programme, the Common Platform, and the 2015 NHRI Training Manual
- Water and Jobs project
- Legal Research Programme including the Legal Database
- Uganda project: Uganda Country Mapping: The Status of Implementation and Monitoring of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation
- Parliamentarian HelpDesk Programme
At the end of the event, WaterLex launched Waterpreneurs. Waterpreneurs supports the scaling-up of impact investment finance for the growth of local water entrepreneurs who contribute to the realisation of the human right to water and sanitation. The WaterLex Business & Human Rights programme generated the idea of Waterpreneurs in 2015. Waterpreneurs is the coordinating mechanism that brings together businesses and non-profit organizations, based on shared interests. In water-stressed areas, Waterpreneurs advises corporations to add a human rights-based approach to their work, especially if their business has an impact on the local environment and water supply. For more information please see the Waterpreneurs website.
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For more information:
Tel: +41 22 907 36 46
Email: l.schilling (at) waterlex.org
WaterLex is an international public interest development organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. It is a UN-Water Partner with UN ECOSOC special consultative status. Its mission is to develop sustainable solutions based on human rights to improve water governance worldwide, particularly in regard to consistent water law and policy frameworks, with the Sustainable Development Goals (especially SDG 6, water for all) in mind. It is an official member of the Global Water Partnership, UNDP Cap-Net, UNDP Global Water Solidarity, UNEP Global Wastewater Initiative, and Swiss Water Partnership.