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Lessons learnt from government implementation of One Million Water Tanks

Leo Tambussi

Leo shares his learning from the session 'Bridging the Gender Gap in Water Resource Management'.

 

Act now!! Sign on letter to save the rights to water and sanitation at Rio+20

The new negotiating text, redrafted by the Brazilian government needs improving! Even though we achieved to have the Human Right to water and sanitation mentioned on previous drafts, the current reference to the Human Right to water and sanitation is not legally binding once the reference to the UN resolution on Human Right to water and sanitation has been removed.

Water session at the Sustainable Development Dialogues

 

Leo Tambussi reports from the water session at the Sustainable Development Dialogues in Rio. 

UK Government supports right to sanitation inclusion at Rio+20

 

On 15 June, the UK government, which until now has not recognised the human right to sanitation, announced that they are in a position to support the inclusion of commitments to the right both to safe drinking water and to sanitation as a human right in the Rio+20 outcome document.

Jeannot Bosingizi nominated DRC 'Woman of courage'

Jeannot Bosingizi

On March 30, 2012 ANEW member Jeannot Bosingizi was nominated 'Woman of courage' for the environment in the DRC by the US Embassy in Kinshasa.

 

Promoting an 'accent of pragmatism'

In my last blog, I introduced to you the phrase the 'accent of politics' which describes the subtleties involved in the world of political negotiations such as the UNFCCC talks. These negotiations are not straightforward and transparent. For diverse and numerous reasons key aspects which one would assume would be present in the discussions are left out and the emphasis of discussions are disproportionately focused around certain issues. 

Interesting infographic on the lack of sanitation around the world

 

Take a look at this fun and informative graphic on Sanitation. Created to support the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which challenged 22 universities to submit proposals for how to invent a waterless, hygienic toilet that is safe and affordable for people in the developing world and doesn’t have to be connected to a sewer. Eight universities were awarded grants to “reinvent the toilet.”

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