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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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Pictured above, from left to right: Members of the board: François Münger, Vice President Yves Etienne, Cécile Molinier, Bacre Waly Ndiaye, President 2014-2018 Eibe Riedel, President 2018- Anders Johnsson, Director General Amanda Loeffen, and Dirk Hanshel.   After serving as President of the WaterLex Board since 2014, Professor Eibe Riedel has decided to step down as President. Eibe is an expert […]

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Pictured above: All the participants in the panel: Huda Abdullah, Cynthia Bleu-Lainé, Osman El Hajjé, Marie-Thérèse Pictet Althann and Hani Al-Aswadi. WaterLex participated in a panel at a side event organised by Ius Primi Viri International Association, at the United Nations on Wednesday 19th September. The event, titled “The Right to Water in Humanitarian Situations”, discussed the […]

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The third and final World Water Week session on “Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights”focused on the groups of Refugees and Migrants. This session, like the previous, were co-hosted by WaterLex, OHCHR and IDB, as well as University of Geneva, Geneva Water Hub, IOM and UNHCR. The main case studies included South Sudanese refugee Maiwen […]

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In the second session on “Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights” during World Water Week, the focus was on Indigenous Peoples (read about our first session on focusing on Women and Children by clicking here). The second session was also well attended, and a different mix of people. Like the first session on Women and Children, […]

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