Human Rights-Based Water Monitoring to Improve Resilience to Climate Events

Human Right 2 Water

Key words:

Resilience to climate events, emergency planning, monitoring, human rights


Increase resilience to climate events by strengthening water governance through the human rights to water and sanitation. It will be designed around recent legal research in 25 countries to analyze resilience to climate events related to water and their effects on people. The goal is to work with countries such as (but not limited to) Burkina Faso, Benin, DRC Congo, where climate change is exacerbating existing water governance issues. This program will aim to reduce the impacts of severe climate effects on vulnerable people, and prepare local government to deal with emergency situations, where water and waste-water are a primary concern.


Name of Focal Point

Amanda Loeffen

Email of Focal Point
Human Rights-Based Water Monitoring to Improve Resilience to Climate Events



Activity Outcomes

1. Local Authorities receive recommendations for increasing resilience in law and policy; 2. Stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the monitoring process such that they have local ownership of the process and results; 3. Local authorities are provided with a set of human rights-based indicators to monitor and track progress improving resilience to climate events, and access to water and improved sanitation (SDG 6.1 and 6.2); 4. Vulnerable people have more sustainable access to clean and safe water, even in areas prone to climate events.

Estimated Activity Milestones

Start programme in 2022

Current Partners

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Desired Key Capabilities of New Partners

Monitoring, Funding, Political networks, Stakeholder networks, Data and information sharing
Matthias Berninger, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer

Matthias Berninger

Matthias Berninger (born 1971) is a former German politician and member of The Greens from 1993 until 2007.
From 2001 to 2005, Berninger served as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection under minister Renate Künast in the second cabinet of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. After leaving the government, he was his parliamentary group’s spokesperson on economic policy from 2005 until 2007.
Since 2019, Berninger has been serving as head of public and government affairs at Bayer.