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‘Leaving No One Behind’ is a phrase that embodies the human right to water, ensuring that no-one should be excluded from this essential element for life.  With the annual theme at Stockholm World Water Week based on social inclusion, WaterLex was given a licence to present some of its latest research on water tenure and […]

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Leer en español The human right to water was introduced in the Mexican constitution in February 2012. A key step in its implementation was guaranteed on 1st July this year, when the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) decreed that everyone will have an allocation of at least 100 litres per day of drinkable water. Today’s government […]

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Mexico’s new government is giving priority to human rights to water and sanitation in the new National Development Plan. The National Water Program (PNH) 2019-2024 is the guiding document of the water policy in Mexico, and is a special program derived from the National Development Plan (PND) It reflects the objectives, strategies and lines of […]

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The AGUASAN workshop this year (13th May 2019) was based on the topic of human rights to water and sanitation, and it was structured around supporting a range of small water, sanitation and hygiene entrepreneurs to help them to reach the people that are being left behind. Selling water and sanitation to the poorest of […]

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The Greening and Humanisation of International Water Law

Water security can only be achieved through a human rights-based approach. This guest lecture presentation at Cowell College, UCSC from Dr Maria Querol from WaterLex enabled a discussion on the green principles of international water law and the need for a more human centric approach to achieve these goals. Maria was invited to present at […]

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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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Protocol on water and health learns about Leaving No One Behind

WaterLex and OHCHR took the opportunity to share learnings from the 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind at the UNECE 11th Meeting of the Working Group on Water and Health.  Rio Hada, OHCHR, introduced the relevant chapters from this year’s World Water Development Report on Leaving No One Behind, launched on World Water […]

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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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