Water, Inequality and Rights

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2020
Time: 16:30-17:30
Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31


You can attend the seminar physically at Bergen Global (limited places) or watch the seminar online: https://uib.zoom.us/j/68834021405?pwd=SDJTekRGWHBON1ZxTVloeC9EeDJvdz09

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 access to sufficient water for basic consumption in a situation where water is increasingly scarce and commercialized and poor people need losing out in the competition. To what extent this had effects on the ground. A LawTransform project on Elevating water rights to human rights: has it strengthened poor people’s claim for water has researched this and will present some findings.

Roundtable chaired by Malcolm Langford (UiO) and Bruce Wilson (University of Central Florida) with Daniel M. Brinks (UT Austin), Camila Gianella (CMI), Rebecca Shiel (UCF), Arkaja Singh (Centre for Policy Research, Delhi) and Inga Winkler (Columbia University)

This event is part of the Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation. It is free and open to all. Please note that according to corona virus regulations all participants must keep a distance of at least one metre from each other and maintain good hand hygiene. Your name and phone number will be registered and kept for 10 days. If you have any respiratory tract symptoms you should stay at home.

According to the infection control measures, we need to have an overview of who is present at all times and thus kindly ask all who plans to participate to sign up beforehand via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkbDJM4caXtCkAoORiUBT-EexNr6_PP33olEAxNHLSkTVAHw/viewform?usp=sf_link.

Seating is limited, so first come, first served.