Natural Resources

The Human Right to Water as a Governance Mechanism and Political Tool. Keynote by Leo Heller, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation (Bergen Exchanges, August 2019)

Water is an increasingly scarce resource with pressures from growing populations and industrial developments depleting and polluting water resources, with situations additionally exacerbated by climate change. This keynote and roundtable discusses whether and how the adoption of the right to water as a human right can contribute towards better and more just water governance and improved access to water for poor and marginalized people.

Legal opportunity structures and the right to water. A Pokemon theory of rights effectivenes. Keynote by Daniel Brinks, Associate Professor of Government and Associate Professor of Law (Bergen Exchanges, August 2018)