Category: News

WORKSHOP: Extreme water events and indigenous peoples workshop

The increasing number of extreme water-related climate events is affecting our ways of life, and destroying the cultural heritage that has taken thousands of years to be established. May 20th, SD-WISHEES will be hosting a workshop on “Extreme water events and indigenous peoples: how ancestral knowledge can support climate adaptation […]

Equal Access to PPPs and Sustainable Services

Our CEO Amanda Loeffen, participated in a forum at UNECE’s 8th International Forum on 9th May 2024 in Istanbul, Turkey. The forum focus was on “Accelerating the SDGs and Climate Action: The contribution of sustainable PPPs and infrastructure finance to recovery, resilience, and reconstruction” and it was moderated by Camille […]

NHRI Workshop in Georgia

Figure 1. Training workshop in Georgia HR2W conducted a workshop for the National Ombudsman’s office, or National Human Rights Insitution (NHRI), in Tblisi, Georgia to increase understanding of the human rights to water and sanitation (HRWS) and the benefits of monitoring National Human Rights Indicators. The workshop was designed to […]

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 […]