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World Water Day on EuroNews NBC

It’s time for a new approach, according to Amanda Loeffen, Director General of WaterLex. With over 2 billion people currently without access to safe and sustainable water, we cannot continue without a change in thinking. World Water Day is usually held on 22nd March to create awareness of the global challenges we are facing with […]

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World Water Day and Leaving No One Behind

Online debate about the connection between water, women and leaving no one behind, hosted by IWRA, and including presentations from WaterLex (Amanda Loeffen), Women for Water Partnership (Lesha Witmer), SIWI (Alejandro Jiminez) and Shervin Hashemi (Seoul University and winner of Innovation Prize at 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind). This recording can be […]

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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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  “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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