Access to clean water and sanitation has improved in the last decades, yet, the changes in climate and temperatures are increasing the number of countries where water stress is a reality. Achieving this objective requires bold action to restore water ecosystems, improve efficient water management, support developing countries in improving access to water, and to reach universal sanitation and hygiene. 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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Organizations

Organization | Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

BRS

BCI

Organization | Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Better Cotton Initiative

BCI

Organization | Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Convention on Wetlands

Ramsar Convention

CERN

Organization | Intergovernmental Organizations

European Organization for Nuclear Research

CERN

GEO Secretariat

Organization | Intergovernmental Organizations

Group on Earth Observations

GEO

Organization | Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

International Organization for Standardization

ISO

Organization | Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Organization | Thematic Platforms

SDG Lab

UNEP

Organization | Intergovernmental Organizations

UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch

UNICEF

Organization | Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Children’s Fund

UNICEF

UNDP

Organization | Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Development Programme Office in Geneva

UNDP

Organization | Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE

UNITAR

Organization | Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UNITAR

UNOG

Organization | Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Office at Geneva

UNOG

Organization | Intergovernmental Organizations

World Meteorological Organization

WMO

Experts

Christian Bréthaut

Christian Bréthaut is Scientific Director at the Geneva Water Hub.

François Münger

François Münger is the Director General of the Geneva Water Hub.

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes is a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva.

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.

Natasha Carmi

Natasha Carmi is Lead Water Specialist at the Geneva Water Hub.

Otto Simonett

Otto Simonett is the Director of Zoï Environment Network.

Sonja Köppel

Sonja Köppel is the Secretary of the Water Convention.

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