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The Right to Water

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
9:00am – 1:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

16th Annual UNESCO Chair International Human Rights Conference: The Right to Water

The UNESCO Chair and Institute of Comparative Human Rights will convene experts, activists, officials, and scholars from around the globe to examine the global water crisis, discuss the legal and institutional basis of water and sanitation as human rights, and consider innovations and best practices that can make a difference. As the world prepares to define the post-2015 Development Agenda, this conference will provide a forum to explore the centrality of the right to water in our efforts to build a more just and sustainable future.

Speakers include:

·Dr. Peter Gleick, President and Co-Founder, Pacific Institute (Keynote)

·Ms. Candace Ducheneaux, Environmental and Indigenous Rights Activist, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Territory

·Ms. Margaret Miner, Executive Director of Rivers Alliance and Vice Chairman of the CT Water Planning Council Advisory Group

·Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega, Assistant Professor, Public Administration Division, Centre for Economic Research and Teaching, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE), Mexico

·Dr. Christiana Peppard, Assistant Professor of Theology, Science, and Ethics, Fordham University

·Dr. Amvrossios C. Bagtzoglou, Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Water Resources & Environmental Engineering, UConn

·Dr. Glenn Warner, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, UConn

Co-sponsors: Human Rights Institute, Office of Global Affairs, Student Health Services, and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

For additional information, please visit, or call 860.486.0647.


UNESCO Chair Office, 860-486-0647,

UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights (primary), Human Rights Institute, Office of Global Affairs, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, UConn Master Calendar

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