quinta-feira, outubro 20, 2016

First UN Rapporteur for Water Rights speaks about Water and Sanitation for All, 28-Oct

American Club of Lisbon invites us to hear: 

Catarina de Albuquerque
Executive Chair at Sanitation
and Water for All
Lisbon and New York
« Challenges and Opportunities in Sanitation and Water for All »
12:15 - 3:00 pm
Friday October 28th
Sheraton Lisboa Hotel and SPA
Catarina de Albuquerque
The ACL joins PPA - the Portuguese Water Partnerhsip in celebrating the  achievements  in the water sector, Catarina de Albuquerque will offer remarks in Portuguese on the progress thus far and the challenges still facing us in making this most fundamental Human Right to clean water a reality for all.

  Portuguese Water Partnership
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Access to clean water and sanitation is now, rightly, considered a Human Right but it still remains is a major problem in many parts of the world, for more than one in ten people. In this context, Portugal has the capacity and the will to help change this for the better, with water companies and professionals joining together in the PWP Portuguese Water Partnership to offer Portugal’s water sector expertise where it can have the greatest impact.

Catarina de Albuquerque, the first United Nations special rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation has recently been recognized with the Global Water Award 2016 of the International Water Association for her “exceptional role as the driving force behind the recognition of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation". Seen as a visionary leader and advocate influencing policy makers who has had a significant impact on the world of clean water, she helped to enshrine the right to water and sanitation in the Sustainable Development Goals, in order to align all our efforts.

Do join us ! 
Mariana Abrantes de Sousa, President, American Club of Lisbon 

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