Water and sanitation are recognized by the United Nations as human rights, reflecting the fundamental nature of these basics in every person's life. In Geneva, water is discussed in various fora (human rights, humanitarian, health, meteorology, nature conservation, economy, etc.) and numerous organizations (UN, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, academic) focus on water issues, making this region a strategic hub for global water governance.

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Charlotte de Fontaubert

Charlotte de Fontaubert is the Global Lead for the Blue Economy at the World Bank.

Daniel F. McGinnis

Daniel F. McGinnis is an Associate Professor at the Aquatic Physics Department F.-A. Forel of the University of Geneva.

Dorina Seitaj

Dorina Seitaj is a Programme Officer at IUCN's Ocean team.

Mara Tignino

Mara Tignino is a Reader at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva and the Lead Legal Specialist of the Platform for International Water Law at Geneva Water Hub.

Otto Simonett

Otto Simonett is the Director of Zoï Environment Network.

Remi Parmentier

Remi Parmentier is the Co-Founder and Director of the Varda Group and an Adviser to Friends of Ocean Action



Course in Geneva

Environmental Governance & Policy-Making

14 Oct 2022

Maison de la Paix, The Geneva Graduate Institute