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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Winner of the Innovation Award at the 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind is Shervin Hashemi from Seoul National University, presenting a project entitled “Resource Circulation Sanitation Showcase to Provide Sustainable Sanitation in Remote Areas”. Developed with Professor Moo Young Han, this project appealed to the judges based on the innovative nature-based solution […]

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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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In November, The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) initiated an eight-month project entitled “Thematic Study on the Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation in ASEAN”. In South East Asia, the population has relatively good access to safe water and adequate sanitation, but only a few countries report access levels of over 85%. […]

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Last week, November 13-15, WaterLex organised a seminar in Burkina Faso on The Realisation of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitatoin in West and Central Africa (La Réalisation des Droits de l’Homme à l’Eau et à l’Assainissement en Afrique Occidentale et Centrale). This regional workshop, designed and facilitated by WaterLex, was designed to bring […]

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On October 31st WaterLex held a workshop in Bhubaneswar, India on water governance and human rights. The workshop was organized in collaboration with Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) and the Odisha Human Rights Commission, furthering WaterLex’s work with FANSA whom WaterLex has partnered with over the last three years on the Safe Water Programme. The purpose […]

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Indigenous peoples and people living in remote and rural areas face particular issues in accessing water and sanitation. Worldwide, indigenous peoples suffer disproportionally from marginalisation and human rights violations, including poor access to water and sanitation services. The lack of understanding, and acknowledgement, of indigenous peoples’ institutions and systems have led to less effective and […]

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Women and children are disproportionately affected by a lack of access to water and sanitation. Having access to clean water and basic toilets is essential, especially to vulnerable groups as children. Without these basic needs children’s lives and development are at risk. Water- and sanitation-related diseases are a leading cause of death among young children. […]

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The millions of migrants and refugees in transient accommodation create an environmental and humanitarian crisis. Migration can have a radical impact on access to water and sanitation services and presents significant practical challenges in ensuring that we are Leaving No One Behind. There is little compiled evidence on migrants’ access to water and sanitation during […]

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