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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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3rd Africa Resilience Forum

“Fragility, Migration and Resilience” was the title of the 3rd Africa Resilience Forum, organized by the African Development Bank on 4-6th March 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. WaterLex was invited to present as a panelist at the plenary session on Tools, products, policies and strategies for building resilience. Director General, Amanda Loeffen, was invited to […]

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The 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind selected three winners of exploratory projects that seek to demonstrate innovative approaches to water and sanitation solutions. They all capture the same theme using a human-rights based approach and using local and community-based solutions that can be tested and scaled up through integration into policy. The […]

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  “On the question of water, it’s not just a matter of missed economic opportunities, of entrenched social injustice and poverty; on the question of water, it’s quite simply a matter of life and death”, Michael Moller The 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind was launched in appropriate style with opening speeches from […]

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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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