Water and sanitation are a human right!

Water is a public good, not a commodity. We invite the European Commission to propose legislation implementing the human right to water and sanitation as recognised by the United Nations, and promoting the provision of water and sanitation as essential public services for all. The EU legislation should require governments to ensure and to provide all citizens with sufficient and clean drinking water and sanitation. We urge that:

  1. The EU institutions and Member States be obliged to ensure that all inhabitants enjoy the right to water and sanitation.
  2. Water supply and management of water resources not be subject to ‘internal market rules’ and that water services are excluded from liberalisation.
  3. The EU increases its efforts to achieve universal access to water and sanitation.

Latest News

(20 June 2018) Next Monday, June 25, the Council of the European Union will discuss for the first time ever the European Citizens Initiative Right2water.

(22 March 2018) Today is World Water Day. Four years ago we completed the first ever successful European Citizens Initiative for the Human Right to water.

(23 February 2018)  The experience of many campaigners and organisations with running ECI’s has not been positive.

(8 February 2018) The European Commission published its proposals for a Recast of the Drinking Water Directive, 1 February 2018.