The Human Right to Water

Published: May 2007

Authors: Peter Gleick

Pages: 5


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Overview

Billions of people lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation services. The failure of the international aid community, nations, and local organizations to satisfy these basic human needs has led to substantial, unnecessary, and preventable human suffering. This article explores the human right to water in international law and the implications of this right within a resource-constrained world.