Vulnerable people are the most excluded from access to safe water and sanitation, and the lack of recognition of this fact creates the main stumbling block for States to realise their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). WaterLex launches a revolutionary assessment tool to support governments to assess how to improve legal and policy frameworks to include […]
Leer en español The human right to water was introduced in the Mexican constitution in February 2012. A key step in its implementation was guaranteed on 1st July this year, when the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) decreed that everyone will have an allocation of at least 100 litres per day of drinkable water. Today’s government […]
Mexico’s new government is giving priority to human rights to water and sanitation in the new National Development Plan. The National Water Program (PNH) 2019-2024 is the guiding document of the water policy in Mexico, and is a special program derived from the National Development Plan (PND) It reflects the objectives, strategies and lines of […]
Water security can only be achieved through a human rights-based approach. This guest lecture presentation at Cowell College, UCSC from Dr Maria Querol from WaterLex enabled a discussion on the green principles of international water law and the need for a more human centric approach to achieve these goals. Maria was invited to present at […]
The workshop held in November in Burkina Faso was covered by L’Union.
In November, The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) initiated an eight-month project entitled “Thematic Study on the Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation in ASEAN”. In South East Asia, the population has relatively good access to safe water and adequate sanitation, but only a few countries report access levels of over 85%. […]
Last week, November 13-15, WaterLex organised a seminar in Burkina Faso on The Realisation of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitatoin in West and Central Africa (La Réalisation des Droits de l’Homme à l’Eau et à l’Assainissement en Afrique Occidentale et Centrale). This regional workshop, designed and facilitated by WaterLex, was designed to bring […]
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 […]