From Switzerland to Cambodia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to Bulgaria, The Netherlands to Lebanon, Hungary to India, Nepal to Italy: WaterLex has taken the lead at training events and meetings in many countries this year to advance the human rights to water and sanitation globally, and to bring a human-rights based-approach to many aspects of water governance.
WaterLex work promotes water dialogues, improved water cooperation, and brings sustainable water governance to the forefront of the global agenda. The overall philosophy of WaterLex highlights the crucial importance of human rights-based approaches to the many challenges concerning water management, monitoring compliance with human rights standards, and ensuring that the economic, social and cultural factors underlying water, sanitation and hygiene issues are properly addressed.
Read about what we have achieved so far and what is still to come in the last few weeks of 2016! Two important events coming up are
The Budapest Water Summit: The Budapest Water Summit will take place 28-30 November 2016, and is organised by the Hungarian Government in cooperation with the World Water Council, under the patronage of János Áder, President of Hungary. The organisers have invited WaterLex to be a part of this important event. WaterLex Director General Amanda Loeffen will be speaking on “Good Water Governance – Important Not Only for Water” (Side Event, 28 November 2016, 15:30-16:30, Tisza Gallery). WaterLex Senior Legal Advisor, Viktoria Mohos Naray is confirmed to speak in the Civil Forum, “Start with the baseline: importance of country mapping” in the Civil Forum, 28 November, 16:30 – 18:30, Session 1: Implementing SDG6 through governance Outlining potential tools for successful outcomes. Read more here.
IWRM Training event (in French) in Geneva in December – with the support of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, WaterLex will host this training in Geneva on 1-2 December: “Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Africa: Towards a water governance that integrates the Development Objectives Sustainable Development (ODDs) and human rights to water and sanitation.” Read more here.
Read about the other events and training workshops we have hosted this year so far. The link is: http://www.waterlex.org/?p=4556