Supporting the human right to water
For many, water scarcity is a problem in the post. By 2025, one in every two people on the planet will live with water stress.
For one in nine, the problem is already here. The World Health Organization estimates 844 million people lack basic drinking water; some two billion use a source contaminated with faeces.
International attention has not translated into what is required – thoughtful, sustainable investments
In response, the United Nations made water and sanitation a matter of human rights, declared and defined, in 2010.