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Summit Themes: Indigenous Peoples and Rural Areas

Indigenous peoples and people living in remote and rural areas face particular issues in accessing water and sanitation. Worldwide, indigenous peoples suffer disproportionally from marginalisation and human rights violations, including poor access to water and sanitation services. The lack of understanding, and acknowledgement, of indigenous peoples’ institutions and systems have ...
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Summit Themes: Women and Children

Women and children are disproportionately affected by a lack of access to water and sanitation. Having access to clean water and basic toilets is essential, especially to vulnerable groups as children. Without these basic needs children’s lives and development are at risk. Water- and sanitation-related diseases are a leading cause ...
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Summit Theme: Refugees and Migrants

The millions of migrants and refugees in transient accommodation create an environmental and humanitarian crisis. Migration can have a radical impact on access to water and sanitation services and presents significant practical challenges in ensuring that we are Leaving No One Behind. There is little compiled evidence on migrants’ access ...
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Announcing the new President of the WaterLex board

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 ...
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WaterLex seminar in Honduras on SDG 6

Pictured above: Géraldine Gené, legal advisor at WaterLex, presenting during the seminar in Honduras. On Tuesday this week, WaterLex held a seminar in Honduras on “Los desafios de la implementación de los derechos humanos al agua y al saneamiento y el ods 6 en Honduras” (the challenges of implementing human rights ...
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The Right to Water in Humanitarian Situations

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 ...
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Third WaterLex WWW 2018 session: Refugees and Migrants

The third and final World Water Week session on “Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights”focused on the groups of Refugees and Migrants. This session, like the previous, were co-hosted by WaterLex, OHCHR and IDB, as well as University of Geneva, Geneva Water Hub, IOM and UNHCR. The main case studies ...
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Indigenous people speaking on “Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights”

In the second session on “Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights” during World Water Week, the focus was on Indigenous Peoples (read about our first session on focusing on Women and Children by clicking here). The second session was also well attended, and a different mix of people. Like the first ...
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Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights: Women and Children

  In a series of three sessions, WaterLex hosted events together with OHCHR and IDB, as well as Caritas, WfWp and GIZ, on the topic of “Protecting Ecosystem Balance and Human Rights” during World Water Week. Each session focused on a particular group. The first session was on Women and ...
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Presentation on HRBA to water & new publication on good practices in Central America

As World Water Week continued in Stockholm, WaterLex participated in a session on “Nature-Based Solutions for Water: A Smart Approach to Disaster Risk”, together with Swiss Water Partnership, CSD Engineers, Caritas Switzerland, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Direction Générale de L’Eau Genève, and Swiss NGO DRR Platform. In this session, Cynthia Bleu-Lainé, ...
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WWW: Water, Women and El Corredor Seco

On the opening day of World Water Week 2018 in Stockholm, Géraldine Gené (WaterLex) presented on “Water, Women and El Corredor Seco” in a session on Tapping into collective wisdom: Gender sensitive development and water ecosystems hosted by Stockholm International Water Institute, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme, Australian Water Partnership, and Women for ...
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WaterLex at Stockholm World Water Week

Women, children, indigenous people, refugees and migrants – these are the different groups of people that have been presented by WaterLex, OHCHR and IDB this week at Stockholm World Water Week, platforming the topic of “Leaving No One Behind” through our sessions on Ecosystem Balance and Human Rights.   Our ...
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