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Integrate all existing climate change response approaches in to the UN Convention on international watercourses

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How the communities consider the equity in the UN convention framework on climate change and on international watercourses and the Nile cooperative framework agreement through a human rights approach to ecosystems based capacity-building. A rights writing workshop by the communities during a mediation for the design of the management plan of transboundary biospheres: A tool for human rights and ecosystems-based climate governance?

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Restoration of Dignity and Human Rights through Access to Toilets

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Sulabh pour-flush, compost toilet is eco-friendly, technically appropriate, socio-culturally acceptable and economically affordable. It is an indigenous technology and the toilet can easily be constructed by local labour and materials. It provides health benefits by safe disposal of human excreta on-site. It consists of a pan with a steep slope and an especially designed trap with 20 mm water-seal, requiring only 1-1.5 litre of water for flushing, thus helping conserve water. No scavengers are needed to clean the pits. There are two pits of varying size and capacity depending on the number of users. The capacity of each pit is normally designed for 3 years’ usage. Both pits are used alternately. When one pit is full, the incoming excreta is diverted into the second pit. In about two years, the sludge gets digested and is almost dry and pathogen free, thus safe for handling as manure. Digested sludge is odourless and is a good manure and soil-conditioner. It can be dug out easily and used for agriculture. The cost of emptying the pit can be met partially from the cost of manure made available. Sulabh toilet can also be constructed on the upper floors of buildings. It has a high potential for upgradation, and can later be easily connected to sewers when introduced in the area.

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A rights writing workshop by the communities during a mediation for the design of the management plan of transboundary biospheres: A tool for human rights and ecosystems-based climate governance?

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How the communities consider the equity in the UN convention framework on climate change and on international watercourses and the Nile cooperative framework agreement through a human rights approach to ecosystems based capacity-building. A rights writing workshop by the communities during a mediation for the design of the management plan of transboundary biospheres: A tool for human rights and ecosystems-based climate governance?

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Increasing the protection of water in time of armed conflict

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The first norms of the law of armed conflict dealing with the protection of access to water pertain to the protection of specific categories of individuals such as prisoners of war. Those norms were provided for by the Third Geneva Conventions of 1949. Yet it was not until the adoption of the Additional Protocols of 1977 to the 1949 Geneva Conventions that the protection of access to water was included in the regime of the limitations imposed on military operations during international and non- international armed conflicts. Both Article 54(2) of Additional Protocol I and Article 14 of Additional Protocol II, provide for the protection of objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population, such as ‘drinking water installations and supplies and irrigation works’.

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African Think Tank on Home-Grown WASH solutions

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More recently at the High Level Forum on WASH convened by WSA in Ouagadougou, the Ministerial Council adopted key recommendations among which were: the establishment of a multi-sectoral reflective Think Tank to extend the scope of knowledge sharing and to play a leading role in addressing the gap between policy and practice. The recommendation was adopted in recognition of the reality that policy formulation needs to be informed by knowledge of best practice on the ground, and that effective policy implementation must respond to real community sanitation demands and needs especially in peri-urban, post conflict and neglected communities.

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A Right to Water and Sanitation (RWS) Online Database to assist national law commissions

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The database is a dynamic policy-making support tool that is envisaged to have a direct and immediate impact on national legislative processes. The database constitutes a key tool for the national Legislator, national and local governments, as well as for NGOs in their advocacy work, to refine national legislative framework. More broadly the database will help  all development actors in understanding the legal framework of their activities and the national priorities of the country they work in.

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Advocacy and legal strategies to respond to violations of international humanitarian and human rights law regarding rights to water and sanitation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)

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The project produces communication materials and information within the frame of human rights to water and sanitation and international humanitarian law. They organise press tours and attend relevant international fora to highlight the work of the EWASH in the OPT. The advocacy project also works with local communities such as Jerusalem Youth Parliament and local universities to improve local knowledge of human rights to water and sanitation as well as water resources within the OPT.

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Am1.1 By 2012 all countries in Americas are aware of the declaration of water and sanitation as human rights

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Am1.1 By 2012 all countries in the Americas are aware of the implications and principles of the declaration of water and sanitation as human rights, and by 2015 an additional 25% of countries in the region have a formal roadmap for implementation of those rights.

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