Please follow this webinar series on current topics linked to human rights to water and sanitation. The launch webinar on 3rd June provided a platform to introduce the new virtual organisation, with an introduction from the President, Dhesigen Naidoo, and CEO, Amanda Loeffen. With guest panellists from OHCHR, WHO and WSSCC, it captured the essence of the link between the current pandemic and the need to reinforce our rights to water, sanitation and health.
10 Year Celebration of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation, and the Importance of Including it in National Law and Policy
1st July 2020, 15:00 CET – Watch the Webinar
Experts: Blanca Jimenez (CONAGUA), Léo Heller (Special Rapporteur on human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation), Sergio Campos (IDB), Maureen Mwadime (Kenya KHRC), Callum Clench (IWRA), Amanda Loeffen (CEO, HR2W) as moderator
Recognition in law and policy is a crucial step towards the national realisation of safe and sustainable access to water and sanitation to all. Countries such as Mexico, are taking the lead by integrating these rights further into national water plans and policies such that there is a real change in access. Kenya also has developed a framework for the Human Rights to water and sanitation and is looking for ways to monitor the data more efficiently.
Emergency responses linking Corona pandemics (COVID 19) and human rights to water and sanitation
3rd June 2020, 14:00 CET – Watch the Webinar
Introduction : Dhesigen Naidoo, President of Human Right 2 Water
Experts: Sharmila Murthy (HRWS expert, Board Member HR2Water), Rio Hada (OHCHR), Bruce Gordon (WHO), Raya Stephan (international water law), Enrico Muratore (WSSCC, human rights), Amanda Loeffen (CEO, HR2W) as moderator
Implications of COVID 19 are terrible for everyone, but especially difficult for the poorer sections of society that might not have access to clean running water for drinking and hand washing and facilities for general hygiene. This webinar brings together a selection of experts from the Board of Human Right 2 Water with leaders from the human rights sector to give their opinion and to discuss opportunities for emergency response solutions.