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Vulnerable people are the most excluded from access to safe water and sanitation, and the lack of recognition of this fact creates the main stumbling block for States to realise their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). WaterLex launches a revolutionary assessment tool to support governments to assess how to improve legal and policy frameworks to include […]

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WaterLex is publishing these checklists for small scale water and sanitation suppliers. They are a quick and easy checklist for managers, owners and operators to see if they are considering their full range of obligations under international human rights law. If they are law, why isn’t the government taking this responsibility through regulations, you might […]

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Water has value as a source of life for people; the plants and animals that make up our ecological and agricultural environments; and as a pecuniary resource for the maintenance of the standard of living that we expect in today’s world.  It also can provide value as a bridge between conflicting states and a builder […]

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WaterLex was very honoured to participate in the Water Leaders Round Table at Korea International Water Week in Daegu this month to discuss ‘Sustainable Water Management for Humans and Nature’. This three-year over-arching theme reflects the aim of the KIWW to encourage water experts and colleagues to find a path for sustainable water management both […]

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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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