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The Human Right to Water and Sanitation - Training Materials in both English and Moldovan

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

11.05.2011




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.

Download the WECF Training Manual here "The Human Right to Water and Sanitation"

Why 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 1 lack access to improved water sources and over 2.6 billion people 2 do not have access to basic sanitation 3 . Furthermore, the reduction of people without access to water and sanitation is one target (7 C) of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These goals were set by world leaders in 2000 committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce poverty.