PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Rights of the river: perspective of people and citizens till environmental law

Wednesday - 16:30 - 18:00

THEME

Governance

ROOM

Rooms 16, 17

DESCRIPTION

[SS-CF-1] SPECIAL SESSION - New Zealand, Ecuador and Bolivia’s law are working on recognition of nature’s right. The theory of giving rights to nature was proposed in the 1970s and has been gained concrete examples and cases worldwide in recent years as an environmental defence strategy. As examples, a New Zealand river, Whanganui River, is now a person under domestic law, and India’s Ganges River was recently granted human rights. This session will analyze case studies of recognition of river rights, in governance and law perspective, and the diverse cultural approaches and relation to water and rivers, from people, ethnic groups and countries around the world.
Citizen's Forum Process Commission citizens@worldwaterforum8.org