Year: 2017

New WaterLex Handbook: The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: An annotated selection of international and regional law and mechanisms

In December WaterLex launched its new handbook “The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: An annotated selection of international and regional law and mechanisms”, published in English and Spanish. The handbook compiles and annotates extracts from international law and mechanisms, thereby demonstrating how the various frameworks contribute to the realisation of those rights. This handbook […]

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NHRI’s from Georgia and Armenia in cooperation with WaterLex

The Ombudsman of Georgia recently launched a new project to monitor implementation of the rights to access to drinking water and sanitation, and to conduct relevant awareness-raising campaigns across the country. Special attention will be paid to the availability of drinking water and sanitation in regional education institutions. The project was based on the Public […]

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NHRI’s from Georgia and Armenia in cooperation with WaterLex

The Ombudsman of Georgia recently launched a new project to monitor implementation of the rights to access to drinking water and sanitation, and to conduct relevant awareness-raising campaigns across the country. Special attention will be paid to the availability of drinking water and sanitation in regional education institutions. The project was based on the Public […]

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World Toilet Day 2017 – Wastewater

One of the main causes of drinking water pollution and diarrhoea incidences is open defaecation. Still about 2.5 billion people do not use an improved sanitation facility, and about 1 billion people practise open defaecation. This requires an urgent need to promote effective wastewater treatment and disposal. For the occasion of World Toilet Day 2017 […]

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WaterLex presents during the ‘Regional consultation on the right to safe drinking water & sanitation in ASEAN’

25-27 October 2017 – Waterlex presenting during the Regional consultation on the right to safe drinking water & sanitation in ASEAN (with particular emphasis on rural communities)   This Regional consultation organised by AICHR was attended by 60 representatives from most of the ASEAN countries, including relevant ministries, water experts and representatives from the NHRIs. […]

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Wastewater research 6th case study – Argentina

Argentina: Human rights obligations and civil society commitments With 92% of the population being urban, most of the population has access to improved water and sanitation facilities in Argentina, but only half of it is connected to the wastewater collecting system and treatment and only ca. 10% of collected sewage is treated before being discharged. […]

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WaterLex in Nepal

Last week, WaterLex took an active part in understanding and supporting the momentum in Nepal for implementing the human rights to water and sanitation. While Nepal took a very positive step in integrating HRWS into its constitution, and has close to 90% of households with access to an improved water source, only 27% have access […]

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World Water Week 2017

During this year’s, World Water Week in Stockholm WaterLex confirmed its position as specialist in the legal and policy aspects of the HRWS to create a more enabling environment for its realisation. WaterLex participated in 4 events and the launch of the E-book Sustainable Sanitation Systems: Health, Environment and Governance Challenges: The Case of Human […]

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