Country case studies

Africa AMCOW snapshot 2012

WHO & UNICEF
A highly visual tool for understanding the progress made so far in achieving access to drinking water and sanitation in Africa.
English, French, Arabic

JMP 2012 Snapshot for Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting

WHO & UNICEF
A visual representation of the progress made so far in the achieving access to Water and Sanitation across the world.
English

A Snapshot of Sanitation in SACOSAN countries 2011

WHO & UNICEF
A snapshot of the progress made so far in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Bhutan
English

A Snapshot of Drinking-water and Sanitation 2010

WHO & UNICEF
A visual representation of the progress towards the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) so far in the Arab states.
English

Enforcing the human right to water – Lessons learnt from working with the Conet community in La Matanza, Argentina

COHRE and Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)
A case study of the implementation of the right to water in La Matanza, Argentina.
Spanish

The Right to Water in Argentina

Rights and Humanity, Juan Miguel Picolotti of the Centre for Human Rights and the Environment, with the assistance of Lorena Gilli, Marta Juliá, and Andrea Mendyvil, 2003
This report focuses on the development of the right to water in Argentina and the progress made so far towards MDG.
English

From Communities’ Hands to MNCs’ BOOTs: A Case Study from India on Right to Water

Rights and Humanity, Ruchi Pant, Policy Analyst, Ecoserve, India, 2003
Discusses the specific legal and cultural boundaries to the formal recognition of the rights to water and sanitation in India.
English

Hostage to Politics, The impact of sanctions and the blockade on the human right to water and sanitation in Gaza

COHRE, 2008
The Gaza Strip is currently undergoing a humanitarian crisis, which includes the widespread denial of economic, social and cultural rights. This paper describes violations of the human right to water and sanitation in Gaza that have been caused or exacerbated by the sanctions and blockade in the period from January 2006 to the time of writing in 2008.
English

Case studies on Efforts to Implement the Right to Water and Sanitation in urban areas, Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka and South Africa

Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) Working paper for UN-HABITAT 2008
Documents and evaluates attempts to implement the right to water and sanitation in urban water and sanitation services in Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Each case study includes a description of national and municipal legislation, policies and institutions that have been put in place to implement the right to water and sanitation in urban areas; and an evaluation of the results of such initiatives, together with lessons learnt.
English

Rapid Assessment Report of the Water and Sanitation Situation within Informal Settlements in Nairobi

Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), 2008
Details the particular impacts the post election crisis of 2008 had on access to water and sanitation for the population living within informal settlements by analysing monitoring forms completed by 53 active community members and leaders from settlements throughout Nairobi.
English

One Comment

  • HITESH BHATT says:

    As we know water is one of the most precious natural resources on the earth & therefore its usage & governance must be controlled under strict statutory norms. In India majority of political parties are exploiting the issue of water resource to the best of their advantage during the election campaigning. In most of the rural areas the people are still required to move to distant places to fetch the water & on each election time candidates contesting the elections are enticing the poor electorate in a sheer political manipulation & maneuvering to exploit the helplessness of the poor. This practice is going on & on since last 60 years in the post independence era yet the poor people do not know how long this act of manipulation will continue to happen? Therefore the call of the hour is to prevent these wicked political outfits from exploiting the poor.

    The best way of punishment to these political parties can be to extend non-cooperation by world bodies & developed states by imposing economies sanctions, snapping trade ties & dissociate India from disbursing any loan.

    The authorities concerned in TI should not interpret my outrage against the Indian systems as the element of anti-national attitude, contrary to this; I am a staunch patriotic person who the deep reverence for the motherland has called “India”.

    The Indian systems like administration, judiciary & political are so dormant & inefficacious that for 11-12 years together I will be deprived of any kind of support, if it is asked for. Therefore I would rather request the world bodies to support me in my cause.
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    …The support of world bodies not only empowers me to employ people proactive activities but also leads to zero tolerance on corrupt practices. Thus corruption itself will disappear.

    With the support of world renowned & acclaimed bodies my message to the people will go through print & electronic media automatically. As I don’t need to approach the media on the contrary media will come to me when I am empowered to represent the any world boday & WIN TI (GERMANY) body.

     De-powering political influence on the availability of basic civic amenities like water, electricity, sanitation civic amenities, leading approach road, street light, rain drainage water sewerage, etc…..
     The de-powering will lead to social up-liftment like poverty alleviation, removal of illiteracy, growth in economic opportunities etc….

    No, presently I operate on my own resources. But as the assignments pile up in future I will have to have my own developed resources including the requisite manpower. Since I have been fighting the corrupt practices & corrupt systems for the last 10-11 years. I have definitely incurred expenditure / losses worth approx. $ 1,65,000/- US $. In view of this immense loss I have already incurred, The WIN TI forum is earnestly requested to help me get justice in terms of compensations through declaration of verdict from Indian judiciary at a quick time.

    Your influence/exhortation to the Indian system will surely play a major role in bringing the culprits to book. Thus making me more empowered to seek justice of appropriate nature.

    Your intervention in this matter will create awareness amongst the corrupt Indian systems, which will further enhance the reputation of WIN TI (GERMANY) in the eyes of honest/innocent Indian citizens & other world communities.

    The amount as specified above must not be considered as an exaggerated one since 10-11 years I have been fighting hard against the corrupt systems here in India to get justice, nevertheless, I am bereft of that till to date.

    As against this allocation of funds I am sure you will get the desired results as is expected by you as otherwise by merely becoming a WIN member my purpose of living the life with honour & dignifying life is not getting fulfilled if financially I am not empowered.

    1/…Without discipline one cannot expect transition in attitude. Water is as much needful a resource as air with out which no living being can exist on this earth.
    Political parties in India know it very well that their chances of winning the elections are mainly depending on propagating false promises to the people. And in India especially in rural areas the illiteracy is far too conspicuous which is vulnerable to exploitation in the context of political maneuvering by the politicians.
    Hence it is all the while more necessary for Election commission of India (ECI) to come out strongly in favor of the water issue not being raised by any political parties during electioneering. If any political party raises such an issue that party will get disqualified automatically from contesting the elections.
    The issue of water problems & its management be entirely left with the administration under its domain.
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    2/………Availability of water at ease, Corrupt practices will get reduced. , Problem solving will be resourceful Better quality of water No polarization of water.

    As the political system is debarred from the influence on water management the un-necessary political manipulation & the corruption at large can be averted.
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    When the concept of water management is confined with the administration the access to approach the administration and judiciary will be much easier the problems pertaining to supply & its hygiene can be immediately taken up & redressed.……………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Drawing attention of Election Commission of India, Supreme Court of India & other World Communities & world NGOS to enforce to exclude practice of propaganda by honest & literate political parties on water. ………………………………………………………………………………………
    3/…A candid urge to renowned world bodies to stop the political interference.

    Demonstrating integrity to fight the corrupt practises. …………………………………………………………………………………………
    4 Supporting the cause of water for all etc

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