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Friday, 23 January

9:30 9:45 - Welcome and Presentation of IELRC's Project on Legal Issues Related to Water Sector Restructuring

Philippe Cullet, SOAS & IELRC

9:45-11:00 - Water Law and Principles for Reform

Usha Ramanathan, Water law project co-ordinator: The Indian Water Law Framework

Philippe Cullet: Principles for Water Sector and Water Law Reforms

David Takacs, Hastings University & IELRC: The Environment as a Basis for Water Sector and Water Law Reforms

11:00 11:20: coffee/tea break

11:20-12:45 - Institutional Reforms

Bronwen Morgan, University of Bristol : Regulation in Water

Karen Bakker, University of British Columbia : Institutional Reforms in the Water Sector: The challenge of liberal environmentalism

[powerpoint presentation]

Rohan D'Souza, Jawaharlal Nehru University : TBA

12:45 14:00 lunch

14:00-15:45 - Recent Developments on the Human Right to Water in International Law

Catarina de Albuquerque, UN Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation: The Human Right to Water Recent Developments

Alix Gowlland Gualtieri, IELRC: International Human Rights Aspects of Water Law Reforms

Claude Cahn, Independent Consultant: Impacts of the European Court of Human Rights' Case-law on the Right to Water

15:45-16:00 coffee/tea break

16:00-17:30 - The Role of International Financial Institutions

Professor Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, University of Geneva: Access to Water and the World Bank's Safeguards Mechanisms

Videh Upadhyay, Advocate and Legal Consultant, Delhi: Water Law-making in India and the Role of the World Bank

Andrés Olleta, IELRC: The World Bank and Water Sector Reforms


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