Dr. Léo Heller: Water as a Human Right
MATRIX Conference Room -- Barrows Hall, 8th floor
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Dr. Léo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to drinking water and sanitation appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, will be presenting a public lecture.
The exploration of this right was the subject of a Matrix-sponsored research team between 2014-2015, coordinated by an inter-departmental team that included Charisma Acey (City and Regional Planning), Helene Silverberg (Political Science), Isha Ray (Energy Resources Group), and Charlotte Smith (Public Health).
He is currently a researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and from 1990-2014 was a Professor of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering at the University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Dr. Heller has an extensive career formulating policies, teaching, and researching issues related to water and sanitation with an interdisciplinary approach. Throughout his career, he has worked with and taken part in social movements advocating for the human right to water and sanitation, especially in Latin America.
Presented By: UC Berkeley's Institute for International Studies; MATRIX; School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences; City and Regional Planning; Energy and Resources Group; Political Science
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