The Human Right to Water and Sanitation

Join the International Water Association (IWA) on 6 December, 7pm Brisbane time (10am GMT+1) for their webinar on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

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The webinar will be divided into two parts. The first part will introduce participants to the basic principles of the human rights to water and sanitation (HRWS), explain the criteria for progressive realisation, clarify the roles and responsibilities of the various players, including operators and regulators, and will aim to dispel some misconceptions around HRWS. 

The second part will focus on a specific criterion: affordability. It will review the practicalities of pursuing this criterion against the need for cost recovery to maintain a sustainable operation. Sustainability is, of course, in itself an important human rights principle. Affordability is, however, the only criterion not reflected in the targets of the water and sanitation SDG (SDG6). The webinar will analyse human rights issues from this perspective, and its implications for the daily routine of formal and informal service providers, and of regulators. Examples will illustrate the practicalities of reconciling the two concepts. 

This webinar is going to be hosted by Robert Bos (WHO-Switzerland) and Carolina Latorre (IWA-Netherlands). Panelist include Gerard Payen (AquaFed-France), Helgard Muller (Consultant- South Africa), Ana Alburquerque(ERSAR - Portugal), Pascale Guiffant (Suez-France), Virginia Roaf (HR council) and Robert Gakubia (WASREB-Kenya).


Organisation Date & time Duration Target audience Link Topic Region
Organisation The International Water Association (IWA) Date & time Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 12:00 (GMT+1) Duration 1 hrs Target audience Link Topic Enabling Environment Region East Asia, Pacific, South and West Asia, Southern Africa, Other (All other countries not listed within DFAT regions)