Research

WaterLex research provides reference material on water law and policy frameworks for human rights compliance and sustainability. We work with national and international partners to ensure high quality, comprehensive research. Our legal and policy research is fundamental to better understand water, sanitation and water governance at the international, national and local levels.

Country Legal Mapping
Mexico
Mexico has integrated the HRWS in its constitution, but at the time of our research study in 2017, the commitments had yet to be fully and uniformly articulated at state level. In this legal mapping report, WaterLex analyses the current ...
A human rights-based approach to IWRM
River Basin Governance
As stated by UN General Secretary Ban ki-Moon, Shortfalls have occurred not because the goals are unreachable, or because time is too short. We are off course because of unmet commitments, inadequate resources and a ...
Country Legal Mapping
India
According to the JMP, 97% of the Indian population uses improved water sources and 63% has access to improved sanitation facilities. in 2015, India joined the international community in supporting the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable ...
Governance Study on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage
Nepal
WaterLex has an established relationship with the National Human Rights Institution (NHRC) in Kathmandu through its NHRI Water Initiative. The NHRC contributed to the good practices compilation in 2014 and attended the WaterLex ...
Country Legal Mapping
Uganda
Access to safe water and sanitation is a human right, as recognized in 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) is inextricably linked with other human rights ...
Country Legal Mapping
Benin
WaterLex has completed a two-day workshop in Cotonou, Benin, 11-12 November, aimed at fostering dialogue that will result in a strategy of decentralised cooperation among the country’s municipalities for water and sanitation ...