World Water Day: Stories of Local Water Governance

Date/Time: 22 March 2022, 14:30-16:00 Venue: HF Library (UiB) and Zoom  #WorldWaterDay #localwaterstories On World Water Day 2022 we want to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts by local communities towards protecting their right to drinking water. Experiences in different parts of the globe highlight the multiple challenges that communities face to access drinking water, and the […]

Elevating water rights to human rights: World Water Day

Date: 22 March 2021 Time: 15:00-16:00 Venue: Zoom #World Water Day 2021 How does the recognition of the right to water as a human right actually make a difference to the lives of people who lack adequate access to water and sanitation? In 2010, a United Nations General Assembly resolution recognized the right to safe and […]

The Right to Water in National Constitutions – Master’s Week 2021

Date: 8 March 2021 Time: 15:00-16:00 Venue: Zoom #Master’s Week 2021 Water constitutes the foundation of human life. In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 64/292 recognising the Human Right to Water and Sanitation. Subsequently, constitutionalisation of the Water and Sanitation rights has proliferated, and 31 countries have now constitutionalised the right to […]

Water, Inequality and Rights

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2020 Time: 16:30-17:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 #BeEx2020 You can attend the seminar physically at Bergen Global (limited places) or watch the seminar online: In 2010 the United Nations declared the right to water and sanitation as a Human Right. This was part of an effort to secure everyone […]

Masters week – Water Rights: Power and Protection

Date: 6th March 2019 Time: 08:30-10:00 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 In this Master’s week breakfast seminar, Sara Ekblom and Mathilde Thorsen will present their research related to the right to water. Both Masters theses were written in connection with the LawTransform project Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim […]

The right to water, urban governance & health

Date: Friday 24 August Time: 14:30 – 15:30 Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen Water is an increasingly scarce resource with pressures from growing populations and industrial developments depleting and polluting water resources, and with changes in the climate exacerbating the situation. Some of the world’s largest cities- including Sao Paulo, […]

Film, Reflections & Popcorn “Belo Monte: After the Flood”

Time: 18:00 – 20:30 LawTransform invites you to the screening of the documentary “Belo Monte: After the Flood” followed by a discussion moderated by Lara Côrtes. “Belo Monte: After the Flood” (2016), by Todd Southgate, explores the history and consequences of one of the world’s most controversial dam projects, built on the Xingu River in […]

Can water rights bring water to the poor?

Time: 11:00-12:00 This session marks the launch of a new LawTransform research unit on “Natural Resources & Climate Lawfare”. Water is a vital, valuable and highly contested natural resource. In 2010 a UN resolution recognized the independent human right to water and sanitation. Has this new international Human Right strengthened marginalized peoples struggle to access […]