Month: April 2019

The Greening and Humanisation of International Water Law

Water security can only be achieved through a human rights-based approach. This guest lecture presentation at Cowell College, UCSC from Dr Maria Querol from WaterLex enabled a discussion on the green principles of international water law and the need for a more human centric approach to achieve these goals. Maria was invited to present at […]

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Land and Water Governance to Achieve the SDGs in Fragile Systems – Conclusion of session, 4th April 2019, Land and Water Days 2019

“We need to “Wake-up” and realise that groundwater is being over-used and depleted”, says Charafat Afailal, former Minister in charge of water in Morocco. In the conclusion of the plenary, Amanda Loeffen summarised that the achievement of all the SDGs, and not just numbers 6 and 2 on water and food, especially in water scarce […]

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Protocol on water and health learns about Leaving No One Behind

WaterLex and OHCHR took the opportunity to share learnings from the 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind at the UNECE 11th Meeting of the Working Group on Water and Health.  Rio Hada, OHCHR, introduced the relevant chapters from this year’s World Water Development Report on Leaving No One Behind, launched on World Water […]

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Leaving No One Behind Report launched in Brussels

This year’s World Water Development Report on “Leaving No One Behind”, co-authored by UN-Water members and partners, highlights the annual theme on vulnerable people. This launch event served as an opportunity to highlight the challenges being faced in water and sanitation, and the lessons that the EU can learn from other regions of the world. […]

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