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Fifth meeting of the Expert Group on Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation

26 - 27 June 2018

Paris, France

The Expert Group on Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation under the Protocol on Water and Health serves as a platform for countries and stakeholders from the region to exchange experiences. It aims at supporting countries in their efforts to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation by providing a platform to exchange experiences in developing situational analyses, defining action plans and implementing concrete measures.

The 5th meeting of the Expert Group, organized by the UNECE secretariat of the Protocol on Water and Health in cooperation with the French Ministry of Solidarities and Health and the Hungarian National Public Health Institute, took place in Paris, France. It was hosted and funded by the French Ministry of Solidarities and Health.

The objectives of Expert Group Meeting were:

1.    To exchange experiences and lessons learned from self-assessments of equitable access to water and sanitation in countries carried out since the previous Expert Group meeting, including the impacts of the self-assessments;
2.    To exchange experiences and lessons learned from the development and implementation of Equitable Access Action Plans in countries, including process, outputs and impact;
3.    To review the “country contributions on lessons learnt from the work on equitable access to water and sanitation under the Protocol on Water and Health” and provide further input;
4.    To reflect on the discussions on the financing of equitable access to water and sanitation that took place at 4th meeting of the Expert Group and draw conclusions to be reflected in the publication under development and possible future work of the Expert Group;
5.    To discuss the first draft of the publication “Capitalizing findings and lessons learnt from the work on equitable access to water and sanitation under the Protocol on Water and Health” and provide additional input for its development;
6.    To exchange information on related topics, such as (i) implementation of targets 6.1 and 6.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals, and (ii) partners initiatives acting to promote the improvement of equitable access to water and sanitation;
7.    To enable a deeper exchange of experiences with French organisations working on ensuring equitable access to water and sanitation, both in France and abroad.

Participation:

The meeting was attended by 38 participants, country representatives from the pan-European region whose work is related to equitable access to water and sanitation as well as representatives from development partners, international organizations, civil society organization and stakeholders engaged in the provision of water and sanitation services.

News release: Countries are committed to address inequities in access to water and sanitation services under the Protocol on Water and Health

DocumentsENGRUS
Information notePDFPDF
Draft AgendaPDFPDF
List of participantsPDF
Template for country contributions to the publication “Capitalizing findings and lessons learned”WORD
Background documents
No One Left Behind: Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European regionsee publication

The Equitable Access Score-card: supporting policy processes to achieve the human right to water and sanitationsee publication
Guidance Note on the development of action plans to ensure equitable access to water and sanitationsee publication
Presentation titleENG
The Protocol on Water and Health: a framework to ensure access to safe drinking water and sanitation for all pan-European region
Diane Guerrier, UNECE
PDF
Challenges in access to water and sanitation in the pan-European: data from WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program
Enkhtsetseg Shinee, WHO European Centre for Environment and Health
PDF
Progress of activities on equitable access to water and sanitation
Chantal Demilecamps, UNECE
PDF
Assessing equitable access to water and sanitation in Serbia: working with local institutions
Biljana Filipovic Djusic, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Serbia
PDF
Assessing equitable access to water and sanitation in Bulgaria
Diana Iskreva, Earth Forever
PDF
Assessing equitable access to water and sanitation: Experien in Castelló, Spain
Fatine Ezbakhe, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
PDF
Implementation of the experimentation of social pricing of water and key conclusions of the report to the National Water Committee
Sophie Delaere, Ministry of Ecology and Solidarity transition, France
PDF
Promotion of the Equitable Access Score-Card and Water Safety Plans Key actions in the framework of the National plan on Environment and Health
Yannick Pavageau, Ministry of Solidarities and Health, France
PDF
Contractualisation within the National plan for sustainable management of public services for water and sanitation in Guadeloupe, French Guiana Martinique, Mayotte, La Réunion and Saint-Martin
Valérie Terram, Ministry of Overseas, France
PDF
Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure Access to Water and Sanitation for all
Liana Rajaonary, pS-Eau
PDF
Decentralized cooperation: a way to finance necessary investments to improve equitable access to water and sanitation
Adeline Mateus, pS-Eau, France
PDF
Manual on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean Region
Barbara Mateo, Independent Consultant
PDF
Video intervention
Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation
MP4
Developing and implementing an Equitable Access Action Plan: Experience in Armenia
Armine Arushanyan, State Committee of Water Economy of the Republic of Armenia
PDF
Developing and implementing an Equitable Access Action Plan Experience in Macedonia
Mihail Kochubovski and Natasha Dokovska, Institute of Public Health of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
PDF
Action plan for improvement of equitable access to water and sanitation in Serbia
Jasminka Luković-Jagličić, Regional Economic Development Agency for Šumadija and Pomoravlje
PDF
Developing the new publication of the Expert Group
Roberto Marin-Hurtado, Consultant, UNECE
PDF