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 water? The session marks the publication of a new book on The Right to Water edited by Malcolm Langford (CUP 2017) that investigates the development of the human right to water and provides insight for a new four-year LawTransform research project, Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?

Moderator: Bruce Wilson, Pl (University of Central Florida/LawTransform-CMI)

Participants include: Malcolm Langford (LawTransform/University of Oslo, Lara Côrtes (LawTransform-CMI), Arkaja Singh & Namita Wahi (Centre for Policy Research, Delhi), and Inga Winkler (Columbia University, New York).

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