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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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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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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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Harmonizing Human Rights and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) policy frameworks

Global Disaster Risk Reduction: Post 2015 Framework The fourth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 19-23 May 2013. The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a biennial forum for information exchange, discussion of latest development and knowledge and partnership building across sectors, with the […]

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First Meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative

WaterLex at the First Meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative in Paris WaterLex participated in the First Meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initative at OECD Headquarters in Paris on 27-28 March, which aimed at launching a multi-stakeholders forum allowing all water actors to share good practices with the view to meeting water governance […]

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One Day for Water, Many Ways for Cooperation!

One Day for Water, Many Ways for Cooperation! The significance and value of cooperation depend on the goals to be achieved. The 2013 World Water Day is the occasion to reassess that the overarching goal of water cooperation must be the realization of the rights of people and future generations as reflecting both “our respect […]

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