Water is an increasingly scarce resource with pressures from growing populations and industrial developments depleting and polluting water resources, and with changes in the climate exacerbating the situation. Some of the world’s largest cities – including Sao Paulo, Cape Town, Bangalore, Mexico City, London and Miami - are facing severe scarcity of drinking water, posing severe risks to human life and health - and to the rights for children and future generations in particular . This roundtable discusses the challenges and to what extent the adoption of the right to water as a human right, can contribute towards better and more just water governance.  This panel is linked to the LawTransform project on “Water Rights”

With (tbc*): Mathilde Thorsen, Bruce Wilson, Jackie Dugard, Dan Brinks, Evelyn Villarreal Fernandez