WaterLex

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WaterLex is an international public interest development organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. It is a UN-Water Partner with UN ECOSOC special consultative status. Its mission is to develop sustainable solutions based on human rights to improve water governance worldwide, particularly in regard to consistent water law and policy frameworks. It works with an alliance of interested parties to improve water-governance frameworks, bringing them in line with country obligations under international human rights law. The interested parties are individuals and groups working in government (diplomatic missions), academia (professors of law, researchers), bilateral cooperation (water management advisors), the judiciary (high/supreme courts judges), the UN system (UN-Water family members), and civil society (NGOs that work on water issues). WaterLex works in partnership with 85 universities to continuously enrich the content of the WaterLex Legal Database. The organisation is funded by grants and project financing from public agencies, foundations, private gifts, and in-kind contributions. Established in 2010, when the human right to water was recognised by the UN, the organisation has a secretariat in Geneva, a supervisory board of directors, and a large pool of members and expert advisors. It is an official member of the Global Water Partnership, UNDP Cap-Net, UNDP Global Water Solidarity, UNEP Global Wastewater, and the Swiss Water Partnership.

News

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Events

Water Stewardship – New legal challengesTuesday, 14. April 2015 EXCO - Swiss booth

Thematic expertise

Integrated Water Resources Management

  • National/transboundary watershed management (including policy/institutional issues)
  • Water policy (processes at international and national levels)

Water for people

  • Legal and regulatory frameworks
  • Human right to water and sanitation (include water quality, equity, accountability, etc.)
  • Realising interconnected human rights: right to water, sanitation, food, healthy environment / rights of indigenous populations / rights of future generations

Water for food

Realising interconnected human rights: right to water, sanitation, food, healthy environment / rights of indigenous populations / rights of future generations

Water for other uses

  • Corporate risks and opportunities (including water footprint, water stewardship)

Geographic expertise

Contact Person

Lynn Sorrentino - info@waterlex.org

Projects

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Documents