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How to implement the “Human right to Water and Sanitation” in the European Region?

Second meeting of the Expert Group on Monitoring Progress in Achieving Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation in the pan-European Region under the Protocol on Water and Health

22.05.2013 |WECF

The second meeting of the expert group on monitoring progress in achieving equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region under the Protocol on Water and Health was held on 15-16 May 2013 in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Paris, France.

The work is a follow up of the publication of the document “No One Left Behind”, the mandate of the expert group is to develop and test a tool – a score card - that could be used by government and stakeholders to establish a baseline, track progress, and prompt discussions on further actions to be taken in order to achieve equitable access to water and sanitation. WECF was invited to contribute with its expertise from the region.

First lessons were drawn from the pilot projects on assessing equitable access implemented in France, Portugal and Ukraine (self-evaluation process, findings and follow-up). It is an important process that started in the countries to raise awareness on the human right to water and sanitation integrating all relevant sectors. The score card can be finalised after this testing. The first next steps and future work on equitable access in the framework of the Protocol on Water and Health are to share the results of the pilots in France, Portugal and Ukraine and to promote the score card as an assessment tool towards achieving equitable access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation for all.

The documents of, as well as the presentations of related initiatives delivered at the meeting are now available on this webpage.

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