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Expert Consultation on 16-17 Geneva convened by Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation of forcibly displaced persons

WaterLex, Chukwuebuka Edum was invited to the Expert Consultation through Dr. Mara Tignino. The event was organised under five-thematic topics: The need to integrate the human rights to water and sanitation into reception policies and destination countries Challenges to the enjoyment of human rights to water and sanitation by international displaced people Challenges to the […]

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Expert Consultation on the principle of accountability in the context of the human rights to drinking water and sanitation.

WaterLex, Cynthia Bleu-Lainé has participated in this expert consultation organized by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Léo Heller on 14-15 May 2018, Geneva. The Human Rights to water and sanitation have a considerable importance in the SDGs 6. In this context, it is imperative for the […]

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2018 Events

9 May 2018: WaterLex 4th Scientific Committee Meeting, WMO Geneva WaterLex will hosts its 4th Scientific Committee Meeting at Geneva headquarters. Members include a select group of prestigious academic experts in the human rights to water and sanitation arena 9 May 2018: WaterLex General Assembly, WMO Geneva WaterLex will presents annual reports to founding member, […]

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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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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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Sustainable Sanitation Systems: Health, Environment and Governance Challenges

Launch of the E-book Sustainable Sanitation Systems: Health, Environment and Governance Challenges: The Case of Human Rights-Based Policy Reform in Alternative Wastewater Management Strategies This report published by WaterLex and UN Environment was launched at Stockholm during the world Water Week during a seminar organised by UN Environment on “Opportunities and limits to water pollution […]

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Agua y derechos humanos

Water and Human Rights WaterLex was invited by the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) in Mexico to write a short publication on the meaning of the human rights to water and sanitation, and how it has been adopted in the Mexican context. This easy-to-read summary provides an introduction for the ordinary person to understand what […]

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Wastewater research 5th case study – Australia

Australia: Environmental awareness and lagoon-based wastewater treatment plants.   Australia is the driest inhabited continent and water scarcity has been worsening during last decades, with growing population and climate change effects. As a result, most inhabitants of big cities realized the need to protect their limited water resources. Between 2000 and 2009, the country managed […]

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Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Middle East Roundtable

MPs from Middle East find innovative solutions to regional water issues WaterLex has supported IPU to organise and present the Second Roundtable for Water and Peace in the Middle East on 6-7 July 2017. Delegates from Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, United Arab Emirates were joined with other countries from the Middle East IPU committee. […]

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