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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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Volunteering Offer: Case Law Review

Department: Legal Desk Estimated Start Date: March-April 2013 Duty Station: Geneva (alternatively: home-based) Time Commitment: full time (alternatively: part-time) Possibility of Extension: Yes Duration: 1 Month I. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WaterLex is looking for several Volunteers to get involved in the finalisation of its compilation of case law which aims at gathering national, regional and […]

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Official Launch of the International Year of Water Cooperation in Paris

Picture Credit: © WaterLex WaterLex at the Official Launch of the International Year of Water Cooperation WaterLex was at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris for the kickoff event launching the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYWC) on 11 February 2013. UNESCO has been called upon by UN-Water to lead the organisation of the IYWC considering […]

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International Year of Water Cooperation: World News International Year of Water Cooperation: Decentralized Cooperation January 2013 – WaterLex thanks Catarina de Albuquerque for her past involvement in WaterLex Board The Future of Water in the United Nations System Call for Cases! In Preparation to Rio+20: the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ rights and NGOs […]

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