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News A Mediterranean Convention on drinking water to be created

The development of a Mediterranean Convention affirming the right to water for all was proposed during the meeting of the Mediterranean Bar Association of Lawyers, which took place on 23 and 24 March 2007 in Marrakech (Morocco) around the theme “The Right to Water and Water Law.” Approximately 200 participants, including not only lawyers, but engineers, architects and politicians from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Italy, Spain and France, discussed existing legislation for water and sanitation as linked to various water management methods. The Mediterranean Bar also proposed the creation of a website dedicated to the right to water and water law, as well as a series of conferences organised on the right to water in 2008 by each member of the Mediterranean Bar. Mrs Houria Tazi Sadeq, WWC Governor and member of the Synthesis Committee of the meeting, called upon the Moroccan Government to include the Right to Water in its legislation. The Mediterranean Bar Association is counting on the World Water Council’s support, which is already involved in the preparation of these meetings, to bring their actions forward to the 5th Forum of Istanbul in 2009.

Contact information Melanie Giard, Communication Officer, World Water Council: Espace Gaymard, 2/4 Place d'Arvieux, 13002 Marseille - France (email: m.giard@worldwatercouncil.org)
Phone: +33 (0)4 91 99 41 00 - Fax: +33 (0)4 91 99 41 01
News type Inbrief
File link http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/fileadmin/wwc/News/Weekly_News_Update/WWC_news_update_23.pdf
Source of information WWC (World Water Council)
Keyword(s) water right
Subject(s) RIGHT , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Relation http://www.emwis.net/documents/fol962872
Geographical coverage Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Italy, Spain, France
News date 10/04/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH
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