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News The right to water and water rights in a changing world

As part of a series of UNESCO-related symposia on themes of Water, this publication presents the outcomes of the colloquium ‘The right to water and water rights in a changing world’, held on 22 September 2010 at the Unesco-ihe Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands. The meeting was organized by theAlliance for Upeace, the Netherlands National Committee IHPHWRP (for the water programmes of Unesco and WMO), the Netherlands National Commission for Unesco and the Unesco-ihe Institute for Water Education in the framework of the 30th anniversary of the University for Peace in Costa Rica and the International Day of Peace. The meeting was supported by the Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate (cpwc).

During the colloquium lawyers, ambassadors, hydrologists, social scientists, policy-makers and students discussed the consequences of global change and climatic change on the laws and other legal frameworks related to water management. It became apparent that the impact of climate change on the water cycle needs to be considered and incorporated in future developments of legal documents related to water.

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Source of information This publication is a contribution of the Netherlands to the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO International Hydrological Programme and its activity ‘From Potential Conflict to Co-operation Potential – PCCP’
Keyword(s) right to water
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News date 21/12/2011
Working language(s) ENGLISH