Rights to Water and Sanitation

 The Africa Water Vision for 2025: Equitable and Sustainable Use of Water for Socioeconomic Development
Regions: Africa Document Type: Report
Description: The Africa Water Vision for 2025 is designed to avoid the disastrous consequences of these threats and lead to a future where the full potential of Africa’s water resources can be readily  unleashed to stimulate and sustain growth in the region’s economic development and social well-being.

 RSWN human rights to water and sanitation webinar transcript
Regions: Africa Document type: webinar transcript
Description: A transcript of a webinar on the rights to water and sanitation featuring Catarina de Albuquerque, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Author: ANEW Regions: Africa Targets for influence: AMCOW Document type: civil society statement
Description: Civil Society statement at the closing ceremony of the 4th Africa Water Week, May 18th, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. 



UNICEF and World Health Organization Regions: Global Document type: Report


This report outlines the challenges that remain. Some regions, particularly subSaharan Africa, are lagging behind. Many rural dwellers and the poor often miss out on improvements to drinking water and sanitation. And the burden of poor water supply falls most heavily on girls and women. Reducing these disparities must be a priority.

 Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water - 2012 Update


UN Water and World Health Organization Regions: Global Document type: Report


This 2012 UN-Water GLAAS provides further reason for vigilance—resources are neither targeted nor apparently sufficient to sustain routine operation and maintenance requirements. Thus, there is a serious risk of slipping 

backwards on gains already made. The analysis emerging from UN-Water GlAAS also helps to identify the reasons behind the disparities in access to sanitation and drinkingwater among different regions, communities and income groups that have been identified by the JMP.

Author: ANEW Regions: Africa Targets for influence: AfricaSan Document type: civil society statements
Description: Civil society statement presented at Africasan 3 in 2011

Author: Baruti Amisi, Patrick Bond, Dudu Khumalo and Simphiwe NojiyezaKey Regions: Africa, Global Targets for influence: AfricaSan Document type: member impressions
Description: If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down. That sensible old adage, initiated in New York City's 1970s water conservation campaign, reminds us of government's focus on individual energy behaviour change (“go to bed early!”), when in reality industrial policy – hyper-subsidies for electricity-guzzling smelters - is to blame for our economy's carbon over consumption, world-leading contribution to climate change and now crippling Eskom load-sheds. Conservation is all well and good when there are explicit water shortages. But that's not generally the case when it comes to South African sanitation. After all, human consumption of raw water amounts to less than 12% of the total, of which the majority is used for swimming pools, non-indigenous gardens, and rich/middle-income folks' hedonistic consumption.


Author: ANEW Regions: Africa Targets for influence: AfricaSan Document type: civil society statements
Description: ANEW Civil Society Statement AFRICASAN +5 Durban, South Africa 2008


Author: WWF Regions: Global Targets for influence: World Water Forum Document type: civil society statements, publication
Description: 5th World Water Forum - CSO Statement - Change one word


Regions: Africa, Global Targets for influence: European Water Initiative (EUWI) Document type: meeting report
Description: EU Water Initiative Meeting Minutes Brussels 2005


Author: FAN Global Regions: Global Document type: toolkits
Description: Rights to Water and Sanitation; a handbook for Activists Written for community groups, human rights NGOs, rights-based development practitioners and aid workers to adopt or improve their human rights-based approach to advocacy on water and sanitation. It provides innovative and practical suggestions for promoting and protecting the rights to water and sanitation.


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