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News Call for contributions: Topic 4.1: The Right to Water: Fifth World Water Forum, Istanbul 2009

Four sessions are being organised for the Fifth World Water Forum in Istanbul on the subject of the Right to Water under Theme 4: Governance.

We invite contributions from all stakeholders from all regions for the following sessions:

For guidelines on how to contribute for any of the 4 sessions, please visit the website, where you can download the format for contributions for each of the sessions:

Session 4.1.1: Best practices of implementation: What measures need to be put in place by governments in sector reform, budgeting and policy formulation?

Session 4.1.2: Is the right to water and sanitation really making a difference for the poor and marginalised? What steps are needed to improve their ability to use the right as a tool to gain access and to hold governments and other actors to account?

Session 4.1.3: What does the right to sanitation comprise?

Session 4.1.4: What is the added value of a rights-based approach to emergencies, in terms of field and advocacy practices?

The deadline for contributions is Monday January 12 2009, and you will be notified on 9 February 2009 whether your contribution has been accepted. The successful contributions will be included in a book of Good Practices of the Right to Water, as well as a limited number of interested parties being invited to present their cases at the World Water Forum in Istanbul.

Session 4.1.1: Contact: Thorsten Kiefer, COHRE ( <> )

Session 4.1.2: Contact: Sanderijn van Beek and Ceridwen Johnson, FAN (

Session 4.1.3: Contact: Oliver Cumming, Water Aid: (

Session 4.1.4: Contact: Julie Aubriot, Action Contre la Faim ( <> )

Contact information Virginia Roaf, COHRE Right to Water Programme: Co-ordinator, Topic 4.1 (email:
News type CallForPaper
File link
Source of information COHRE - Centre On Housing Rights and Evictions
Keyword(s) Governance
Geographical coverage Turkey
News date 22/12/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH