12 Jul 2018 Featured Article Environmental rights and governance

Judges and prosecutors engage in the Eighth World Water Forum

The Conference of Judges and Prosecutors on Water Justice, held during the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, brought together, for the first time, 150 city mayors, governors, and state legislators from over 60 countries to engage in high-level discussions on the management, use, and protection of freshwater resources.

At the conference, local and regional authorities launched a Call for Action on Water and Sanitation, “adopting a shared vision for a better and more sustainable future in which all people have equal rights and access to water and sanitation, and water is used and managed in a way to ensure a healthy and sustainable environment for future generations.”

Read more about the results of the Eighth World Water Forum.

For more information, please contact Arnold.Kreilhuber[at]un.org.