The impact of mega-projects on the human rights to water and sanitation

Pursuant to the UN Human Rights Council resolutions 27/7 of 2014 and 33/10 of 2016, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Léo Heller, will be elaborating his thematic report to the seventy-fourth session of the General Assembly in 2019 the impact of mega-projects on the human rights to water and sanitation.

As part of his research, the Special Rapporteur is information on how mega-projects impact the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation at each stages of its project cycle (see below diagram). The questionnaire is organized according to seven stages of the mega-project cycle.

For the purpose of this questionnaire, the term “mega-projects” refers to projects that causes significant impacts on the human rights to water and sanitation and on other related rights and that meet at least one of the following criteria: (1) wide land use and/or large modification of water resources; (2) long-implementation period.

All concerned stakeholders are invited to submit their contributions by responding to the questionnaire no later than 15 March 2019. Due to limited capacity for translation, it is kindly requested that responses be submitted, if possible, in English, French or Spanish.

All responses will be posted on the official webpage of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, unless it is indicated that the submission and/or the supporting documentation should be kept confidential.

Response can be limited to selected questions as relevant.

Kindly submit response to srwatsan@ohchr.org 
Questionnaire to StatesEnglish | French | Spanish
Questionnaire to civil society organizationsEnglish | French | Spanish
Questionnaire to business enterprises: Online survey

Mega projects cycle