January 2014: Symposium Implementing the human right to water

at 17.01 2014 Berlin
in the hall of the House of Agriculture and Food Industry,
Claire Waldoff-Str. 7, 10177 Berlin

Since June 2010, the human right to have access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation is recognised by the General Assembly of the United Nations. But more crucial steps are delayed. In Europe, just 1.9 millions citizens with the signing of the European Citizens' Intitiative "right2water" have asked the European Commission and the European Parliament to do more for the implementation of the law. The organizations which supported this ECI want to discuss with academics, politicians, practitioners and all interested in the topics for implementation of the right to water.

Call for papers:

Please submit a summary (one side) until 20 November 2013 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Implementation of human rights in Germany, Europe and Internationally from a legal, political or practical point of view.
  • Protection of water resources as the basis of human rights
  • UN sustainability goals in 2015
  • Effects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership EU / U.S.