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Water Ethics, Éthique de l'eau Book Launch

Date: Tuesday 8 September 2020 at 12:30 – 14:00 

Venue: Musée d'Histoire des Sciences, Rue de Lausanne 128, 1202 Geneva

Type of event: Book launch

Cost: Free


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As part of World Water Day, in collaboration with the Workshop for Water Ethics (W4W), is launching two related books (available in English, French and Spanish) on water ethics.
The books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served at the venue.
About the books:
Water is essential for all life and is a key aspect of human rights. 
What is the role of ethics in water management? Does ethics play a role in water availability, the value of water, water treatments, or managing water conflict?
The book Water Ethics: Principles and Guidelines brings ethical values and principles to bear on current water issues and provides solutions that improve the chances of positive outcomes for all concerned. The text has been authored by an international group of experts and approved by the Board of Foundation.
Blue Ethics: Perspectives on Sustainable, Fair Water Resources Use and Management touch upon a debate locked between two opposing theories: the universal right of access to water and economic realism. The sustainable use of resources that come under pressure, in terms of extraction, allocation and recycling looks like a technical issue, not to say a technocratic one. This multi-authored book claims the opposite. The many issues faced by poor access to water, as well as the sustainable use of resources, rely on open negotiations, settling conflicts, tariffs and infrastructure while expanding delivery and managing fairly water scarcity. In all these processes, ethical values do matter.
The event will feature an international collection of speakers and experts on water ethics:
  • Laurence Isaline Graetsch, Director of the Musée d'Histoire des Sciences
  • Amélé Ekué, Academic Dean
  • Evelyne Fiechter-Widemann, Researcher on water ethics based in Singapour
  • Benoit Girardin, Lecturer at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations; former Swiss Ambassador
  • Ignace Haaz, Publications Manager and Programme Executive Online Ethics Library 

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