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, Cape Town, Bangalore, Mexico City, London and Miami – are facing severe scarcity of drinking water, posing severe risk to human life and health – and the rights for children and future generations in particular. This roundtable discusses the challenges and to what extent the adoption of the right to water as a human right, can contribute towards better and more just water governance. This panel is linked to the LawTransform project on Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?

With (tbc*) Bruce Wilson, Jackie Dugard, Namita Wahi, Dan Brinks, Evelyn Villarreal Fernandez.