First publication released in new water-related UNESCO series

All speakers at the colloquium on ‘The right to water and water rights in a changing world’ – 22 September 2010 in Delft, the Netherlands – have written a chapter in this new and compelling publication on how to address global and climate change when dealing with water rights and the right to water.


  • The right to water and water rights in a changing world by Marguerite de Chaisemartin, Charlotte Herman and Michael van der Valk;
  • Environmental protection and access to water: the challenges ahead by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Christina Leb and Mara Tignino;
  • Climate change adaptation in Mozambique by Luís Artur and Dorothea Hilhorst;
  • The current status of the human right to water by Joyeeta Gupta;
  • Sharing water – A necessity for peace in a changing world by Greg Hobbs, Alison Flint and Christie Henke;
  • What role can law play in safeguarding the right to water? by Bas ter Haar;
  • “I drink your milkshake!”: A short essay about water troubles and the promise of international law coming to the rescue by Juan M. Amaya-Castro;
  • Can international law play a role in safeguarding the security of water supply in a changing world, and if so, how?: Concluding remarks by Marius Enthoven