New study demands Commission to support institutional environment for Human Right to Water – and to avoid threats to it

(8 February 2018) The European Commission published its proposals for a Recast of the Drinking Water Directive, 1 February 2018. They include amendments to guarantee vulnerable groups access to safe and affordable water. EPSU has welcomed these suggestions as a step towards realizing the Human Right to Water in the EU regretting that the Commission stopped short of recognizing the UN right in EU legislation. A new study commissioned by EPSU goes into more detail on what the European Commission can do to build the frame in which the Human Right2Water can be realized. The main recommendation is that the Commission should cease all actions that endanger this right.

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