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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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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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Putting People First in PPPs

Has a #HumanRights based approach been included in #PPPs? WaterLex speaks at 13th Session of the UNECE Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships, exploring the need for a human rights-based approach. The session was introduced by Ralph Heinrich, of the UNECE Public-Private Partnerships Unit, and Amanda Loeffen was joined by fellow panellists Beatrice Florah […]

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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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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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Interview with winner of 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind

Shervin Hashemi, winner of the Innovation Award, was interviewed by IWRA about his experience in participating in the 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind. Shervins project titled Self-Sustaining Resource Circulated Sanitation (SSRCS) system to meet the demands of people living in remote and rural areas who lack adequate access to sustainable sanitation, was chosen because of […]

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