Sharmila Murthy

Sharmila Murthy Bibliography:

     Sanitation in Brazil: Can courts play a role in fostering access to sewage treatment systems in poor communities?, WAPPP Conference Room, HKS;  March 5, 2013.
     A drop in a bucket: the search for solutions to water & sanitation problems. Lessons and questions from Kenya and India, Fainsod Room, HKS;  November 14, 2012.
     Daniel Kanstroom: 'The Immigration Debate', Carr Center Conference Room, HKS;  November 13, 2012.
     Lessons in Safe Drinking Water from Northern Ghana: Assessing Seven Years of Work in Household-Scale Ceramic Water Filters, Carr Center Conference Room, HKS;  October 15, 2012.
     Why a Human Right to Water, Carr Center Conference Room, HKS;  October 3, 2012.
     Balancing Human & Environmental Needs for Water: The Hydromorphology of Human-Hydrologic Interactions, Carr Center Conference Room, HKS;  April 17, 2012.
     The Human Right(s) to Water and Sanitation, Carr Center Conference Room, HKS;  April 5, 2012.
     The Ethics of Evapotranspiration, Carr Center Conference Room;  March 20, 2012.
     Beyond 'Rights' and 'Development' for tackling the sanitation challenge: Lessons from Gujarat, India, Carr Center Conference Room;  February 28, 2012.
     Water Rights that Help and Those that Don't, Carr Center Conference Room, HKS;  February 2, 2012.
     Human Rights to Water & Sanitation Study Group: Exploring the Relationship between the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and the Millennium Development Goals, Carr Center Conference Room, HKS;  October 18, 2011.
     Right to Water Study Group, 'Towards Universal Water and Sanitation Access in Informal Settlements: The Experience of Sao Paulo, Brazil', Carr Center Conference Room;  September 27, 2011.

     Human Right to Water and Privatization,” Emerson College Panel Discussion: "Liquid Gold: The World Water Crisis";  April 6, 2011.
     The Human Right to Water and Corporate Responsibility,” Carr Center Right to Water Study Group (with Alia Karsan and Lesley Fleishman);  March 8, 2011.
     Just distribution of water in Iraq: Conflict, Islam and Human Rights,” Carr Center Right to Water Study Group;  February 22, 2011.
     Case Study of Cochabamba, Bolivia,” Carr Center Right to Water Study Group;  October 21, 2010.
     The Emerging Human Right to Water and Sanitation under International Law,” Carr Center Right to Water Study Group;  October 7, 2010.

Opinion-Editorial Pieces:
     “Iraqi Elections are of Strategic Interest to U.S,” The Tennessean;  March 6, 2009.

Law Journal Articles:
     The Human Right(s) to Water and Sanitation: History, Meaning and the Controversy over Privatization,” Berkeley Journal of International Law; 31(1), January 3, 2013.
     The Human Right to Water in Israel: A Case Study of the Unrecognized Bedouin Villages in the Negev,” Israel Law Review; 46(1), January 1, 2013.
     Iraq's Constitutional Mandate to Justly Distribute Water: The Implications of Federalism, Islam, International Law and Human Rights,” George Washington International Law Review; 52, September 1, 2011.

Journal Articles:
     Land security and the challenges of realizing the human right to water and sanitation in the slums of Mumbai, India,” Health and Human Rights Journal; 14(2): 1-13, December 1, 2012.
     “Lost in Translation? Interpreters in the Courts,” Nashville Bar Journal;  February 1, 2006.
     “The Self-Employed WomenÂ’s Association's (SEWA) Rural Savings and Credit Program in Gujarat, India,” Kennedy School Review;  January 1, 2000.

     NewsChannel 5 Investigates: Company Claimed It Could Save Homes From Foreclosure, WTVF-TV Nashville, TN;  February 9, 2009.
     NewsChannel 5 Investigates: Homeowners Unknowingly Sign Away Property, WTVF-TV Nashville, TN;  March 26, 2006.

Conference Reports:
     Report from the Radcliffe Exploratory Seminar on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: From Theory to Practice,” Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University;  December 7, 2013.
     Report on the October 25, 2011 Roundtable Meeting with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Catarina de Albuquerque,” Harvard Kennedy School;  October 25, 2011.

Book Chapters:
     “Exploring Urban Water Challenges in the Middle East: Integrating Islamic Principles with Demand Management Strategies” in Water Governance: An Evaluation of Alternative Architectures, Edward Elgar Publishing;  December 31, 2012.

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