Tag: Rural

The AGUASAN workshop this year (13th May 2019) was based on the topic of human rights to water and sanitation, and it was structured around supporting a range of small water, sanitation and hygiene entrepreneurs to help them to reach the people that are being left behind. Selling water and sanitation to the poorest of […]

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World Water Day and Leaving No One Behind

Online debate about the connection between water, women and leaving no one behind, hosted by IWRA, and including presentations from WaterLex (Amanda Loeffen), Women for Water Partnership (Lesha Witmer), SIWI (Alejandro Jiminez) and Shervin Hashemi (Seoul University and winner of Innovation Prize at 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind). This recording can be […]

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Interview with winner of 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind

Shervin Hashemi, winner of the Innovation Award, was interviewed by IWRA about his experience in participating in the 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind. Shervins project titled Self-Sustaining Resource Circulated Sanitation (SSRCS) system to meet the demands of people living in remote and rural areas who lack adequate access to sustainable sanitation, was chosen because of […]

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On October 31st WaterLex held a workshop in Bhubaneswar, India on water governance and human rights. The workshop was organized in collaboration with Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) and the Odisha Human Rights Commission, furthering WaterLex’s work with FANSA whom WaterLex has partnered with over the last three years on the Safe Water Programme. The purpose […]

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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 led to less effective and […]

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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 session on Women and Children, […]

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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, Programme Manager, and Amanda Loeffen, […]

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