Video: The Right to Water Conference

Plenary Session 2010

The Right to Water Conference Plenary Session, 29 March 2010

Introductions - Farhana Sultana, Assistant Professor of Geography, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA.

Welcome Message - Mitchell Wallerstein, Dean of the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA


David Getches, Dean and Raphael J. Moses Professor of Natural Resources Law, University of Colorado Law School, USA – “Water Rights: A Matter of Natural Law, International Law, or Property Law?”

Patrick Bond, Director of the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa – “Fighting for the Right to the City: Discursive and Political Lessons from the Right to Water?”

Bill Derman, Professor, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of the Life Sciences, Norway – “The Right to Water in Africa: Some Considerations for the Future”

Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper, Onondaga Nation, NY, USA – “Indigenous Rights to Water in the USA”

Darcey O’Callaghan, International Policy Director, Food and Water Watch, USA – “Perspective from Practice: Current and Coming Trends in the Global Water Justice Movement”

Anil Naidoo, Coordinator, Blue Planet Project, Canada – “The Human Right to Water: Exploring the Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Water Justice”