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Water Ethics

What does it Mean in Practice?

About this event

Workshop for Water Ethics (W4W) association remains faithful to its ethical and interdisciplinary approach and will seek to explore through field case presentations, what Water Ethics means in practice. As an interdisciplinary, non-political and citizen-based platform, W4W has set itself the following objectives:

- To thematise and clarify the ethical dimension of equitable and sustainable water management in a globalised world
- To contribute through original thinking
- To influence the creation of an environment favourable to the implementation of international commitments.

Reports of previous editions are available via Publications via the Praxis and Text series (FR, ENG).

When18 May 2021
14:00-15:30 CET
WhatBook Launch
Language English/French


  • Welcoming Remarks: Dr Laurence-Isaline Stahl Gretsch Facilitator presentation: Dr Benoît Girardin, former Swiss Ambassador
  • Introduction: Dr Evelyne Fiechter-Widemann: "Water Advocacy"
  • Part I: 2021 and its Water Challenges
  1. Political and Legal Perspectives: Dr Cecilia Tortajada: "Government as an important player of the advocacy of water"
  2. Economical Perspective: Prof. Dr Asit K. Biswas: "Public participation in water management: Chinese experiences"
  3. Ethical Perspective: Dr Benoît Girardin: "Ethics, economics, ecology joined to each other: the case of Nestlé-Waters managing along with local farmers a spring in Henniez (Switzerland)"
  4. Legal Perspective: Prof. Dr Laurence Boisson de Chazournes: "The contribution of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to access to water"
  • Part II: Q&A and debate among speakers
  • End of colloquium