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10 years of the human rights to water and sanitation

28-02-2020
UN Water, water, sanitation

2020 marks the tenth year since the UN General Assembly adopted resolution explicitly recognizing the human rights to water and sanitation. Throughout 2020, Léo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation is organizing the celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the General Assembly resolution 64/292, …

UNICEF global framework for urban water, sanitation and hygiene

14-02-2020
UNICEF, WASH, water, sanitation, hygiene, urban network, water network, water management, drinking water

The world is rapidly urbanising, swelling impoverished urban settlement populations – exacerbating exclusion and inequality in access to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) services for the poorest and most marginalised children and their families. As of 2018 an estimated 4.2 billion people, or 55% of the global population, were living in …

Study calls for improved sanitation and the environmental management of pharmaceuticals

04-12-2019
sanitation, pharmaceuticals, water pollution, water management, water treatment

Poor sanitation leads to untreated wastewater entering river systems in many countries where industrialisation and urbanisation is not supported by appropriate infrastructure. The lack of regulation and enforcement means toxic chemicals can damage the ecology of the natural environment and pose a risk to human health. Responsible producers of …

Two IWA development awards celebrate excellency in research and practice in water and sanitation

02-12-2019
IWA, International Water Association, awards, water and sanitation

The International Water Association has announced the winners of its 2019 Development Awards, honouring Dr Miriam Otoo and Mr Sikandarsab Meeranaik for their contributions to progress on water needs in low- and middle-income countries. The winners received the awards and certificates by the honourable Vasudeva Nanayakkara, State Minister Urban …