Category: News

New Special Rapporteurs

HR2W celebrates two women, including one from the Global South, that were selected as Special Rapporteurs. On April 5th, the United Nations Human Rights Council held its 55th session and appointed two new special rapporteurs: Astrid Puentes Riaño was appointed as the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights […]

Women in Water

Women are essential for the water and sanitation development in communities. They bring their expertise and considerations while managing to make many processes much more inclusive. This month we celebrate International Women’s Day and World Water Day by highlighting women in our organisation and the impact they have in their […]

Washington DC, Swiss Water Meeting

Last week, 46 water companies from 7 countries, including a delegation of 10 Swiss companies organized by Switzerland Global Enterprise, participated in a fact-finding mission to the The World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Inter-American Development Bank and other finance institutions in Washington DC, gaining valuable insights into their water sector strategies, […]

WAPPP Smale Scale PPPs Session

The Small Scale PPPs Session hosted by the World Association of PPP was held on February 2nd and it covered what are the issues that Small-Scale PPPs are facing. This session was very relevant for the water sector where community-based solutions are paramount for reaching people without services quickly. Amanda […]

Judicial Law on HRWS Policy Brief

HR2W just released a new Policy Brief on the human rights to water and sanitation and how are they protected by judicial law. The human rights to water and sanitation are only recognised in national legislation in a small percentage of countries. Based on a multi-country review of judicial cases […]

IPU – Science for Peace Parliament Meeting

This year’s Science for Peace Parliamentary meeting was held in Quy Nhon, Vietnam from the 11th – 13th of September, 2023, thanks to the hosts at The International Centre for Science and Education The conference focused on water security and insecurity, looking at rebuilding peaceful coexistence with science. Water security has been challenged […]


October 17th to 19th, 2023 HR2W will be participating on the WAPPP Abu Dhabi Public-Private Partnership Forum that is happening at UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum. This event will host international experts from within the WAPPP global network of PPP practitioners, United Nations organisations, national governments, international development financial institutions, and […]

AGUASAN Workshop

HR2W is co-hosting the 37th AGUASAN Workshop from Monday October 9 to Friday October 13, 2023 at the Martigny Boutique-Hôtel (Valais). This workshop is looking to identify challenges, opportunities and solutions related to digitalisation and data management in the water sector. It will be an opportunity for: This workshop is […]

Stockholm World Water Week 2023

HR2W Events HR2W is co-hosting three events with partners, The InterAmerican Development Bank, Nestle, Veolia, and the Water Research Commission, to launch the new publication “Policies for inclusive decision-making in a climate adaptive world” and to promote and discuss the content. A 60-minute presentation of our new publication “Policies for inclusive decision-making in a climate adaptive world”. Where: The Inter-American […]