Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

Targets to achieve through this commitment are: 1) Increased awareness of human right to water and sanitation; 2) Identification of key stakeholders willing to work on this issue; 3) Analysis of social, legal, environmental and economic implications emerging from current legal framework; 4) Developing proposals for better implementation of human right to water and sanitation at domestic levels; 5) Exchange of social, scientific, economic, technical and environmental perspectives; 6) Multi-sector approach for achieving a better access to this right. Our target will be focused on civil society, NGOs, governmental sector, corporations, water utilities, and international cooperation agencies.

Implementation methodologies

Following tools will be developed: 1) Presential and virtual forums, such as a HR2W blog, motorized by partner´s audiences and websites. 2) Networking with interested organizations to better addressing key issues. 3) Knowledge sharing on international law instruments linked with analysis of domestic regulations and institutions. 4) Series of position papers addressing specific dimensions of HR2WS. Eventually, discussions with academic community may lead to a proper recognition of this human right within Faculty curricula.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


2. Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA)
3. Global League of Environmental Lawyers (LIMAA)
4. Red Universitaria Iberoamericana de Derecho Ambiental (REUNIDA)
5. Fundación Metropolitana
Two (2) events on Human Right to Water and Sanitation: addressing implementation issues.
One (1) Blog on HR2WS operated for purposes of share thoughts and materials with HR2WS network
Four (4) position papers regarding different aspects of HR2WS
One (1) Network of HR2WS organizations and stakeholders
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
5,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Experts from organizations as well as other provided by UNEP and ECLAC
In-kind contribution
Office infrastructure and volunteers coordinated by CEDHA and ECOJURE
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: Latin America and the Caribbean
Date of completion: 2013-11-30
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Alejandro Rossi,

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