Country Legal Mapping

WaterLex have developed a methodology for legal and policy mappings to access human rights to water and sanitation which entails a review of national and international water governance framework in conjunction with international human rights legal framework. Through this we are able to identify laws which support realisation of access to safe water and adequate sanitation. 

Beyond finding the laws which are present, one key component of the mapping involves identifying the gaps within the framework where the laws do not include the various normative criteria for the rights to water and sanitation. The identification of these gaps most significantly provides an opportunity to begin dialogue and action in the way of law and policy reform extending to supporting practical implementation to further the fulfilment of the human rights to water and sanitation.

To the left, extracts from one of our Country Legal Mappings can be viewed. Scroll down to find Country Legal Mappings published and available to read online and Country Legal Mappings coming soon (-). More Country Legal Mappings will be uploaded continuously. Please contact us for additional copies or information about the Country Legal Mappings. 



Benin* FR

Burkina Faso FR

Chad FR

Guinea FR

Kenya ENG

Mali FR

Niger FR

Senegal FR

Uganda* ENG


El Salvador ESP

Guatemala ESP

Honduras ESP

Mexico* ENG | ESP

Nicaragua ENG | ESP




India ENG

Japan ENG

Nepal ENG


Turkey ENG

France ENG

Germany ENG


Coming soon.

* Documents differ from the standard country legal mapping, available in their full-length publication as found here