The Human Right to Water and Sanitation

[The Human Right to Water and Sanitation]

Water is the basis of any form of life. It is essential for human beings, animals and our environment. Access to clean water and access to sanitation are inseparably combined since both are needed for a life in dignity and the lack of one component leads to an aggravation of the other. Many human rights cannot be enjoyed without water, such as the right to an adequate standard of living and the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. The execution of other rights is also dependent on the right to water and sanitation. Water is high on the international agenda since globally approximately 884 million people lack access to improved water sources and over 2.6 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation.

WECF (Women in Europe for a Common Future)

Language: Inglés

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