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

Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

BRS

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Better Cotton Initiative

BCI

Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Convention on Wetlands

Ramsar Convention

CERN

Intergovernmental Organizations

European Organization for Nuclear Research

CERN

Geneva Water Hub

Thematic Platforms

Geneva Water Hub

Geneva Water Hub

GEO Secretariat

Intergovernmental Organizations

Group on Earth Observations

GEO

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

International Organization for Standardization

ISO

Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Thematic Platforms

SDG Lab

SDG Lab

UNEP

Intergovernmental Organizations

UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch

UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch

UNICEF

Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Children’s Fund

UNICEF

UNDP

Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Development Programme Office in Geneva

UNDP Geneva

Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE

UNITAR

Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UNITAR

UNOG

Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Office at Geneva

UNOG

Intergovernmental Organizations

World Meteorological Organization

WMO

Experts

Christian Bréthaut

Christian Bréthaut is Scientific Director at the Geneva Water Hub.

Daniel F. McGinnis

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

Natasha Carmi

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

Noelia Garcia Nebra

Noelia Garcia Nebra is Head of sustainability at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Sonja Köppel

Sonja Köppel is the Secretary of the Water Convention.

Events

Learning

Course in Geneva

Environmental Governance & Policy-Making

14 Oct 2022

Maison de la Paix, The Geneva Graduate Institute

IHEID

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