WaterLex work promotes water dialogues, improved water cooperation, and brings sustainable water governance to the forefront of the global agenda. The overall philosophy of WaterLex highlights the crucial importance of human rights-based approaches to the many challenges concerning water management, monitoring compliance with human rights standards, and ensuring that the economic, social and cultural factors underlying water, sanitation and hygiene issues are properly addressed.
Few issues impact human security, peace and development as much as those related to water. As a result, management and governance of water, more than any other natural resource, must be inclusive and must involve the people at local level, i.e. where water is to be found. At WaterLex, we are committed to develop innovative solutions that improve governance in water and water-related sectors.
To achieve a sustainable and equitable access to water in a clean environment for everyone, we believe that our solutions must therefore be integrated, intersectoral and sustainable. Our main key to develop such solutions is our human rights based approach , in which participation and accountability are key components that are mutually strengthening.