Our Right to Water

In July 2010 the United Nations General Assembly finally adopted resolution 64/292 recognizing the human right to water and sanitation.

Various useful reports on the Right to Water and Privatization:

1. In order to ensure that the newly recognized right served as a tool for social movements and frontline communities, Maude Barlow (Council of Canadians and Blue Planet Project) wrote and released the report: Our Right to Water: A Peoples' Guide to implementing the United Nation's Recognition of Water and Sanitation as a Human Right. (available in EN, FR, ES, PT) 


2. Water=Life: How privatization undermines the Human Right to Water             This report by Food & Water Watch provides an overview of the numerous ways that the financial objectives of private water operators can come into conflict with the human right to water.

3. What does the Right to Water Mean?    Includes the DOs and DON'Ts of the right to water as well as what it means for the excluded.