Still hopeful. Water is a right.

Von: Roland Brunner, VPOD-Sekretär Sektion ZH Kanton

Der VPOD lädt als Blue Community ein zur Veranstaltung mit Maude Barlow, kanadische Menschen- und Wasserrechtsaktivistin und Gründerin der Blue Community.

Talk and public discussion (in english) with

Maude Barlow, chairwoman of the board of Food and Water Watch and recipient of the 2005 Right Livelihood Award

moderated by Roland Brunner, Blue Community Kanton Zürich BCZH

Access to water is recognized by the United Nations as a human right. It entitles everyone to have access to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use.

But what does reality look like?

Globally, 2.1 billion people lack access to safe water at home.

4.5 billion people lack safely managed sanitation.

Water companies, but also export oriented Agriculture, mining industry and many others aggravate access to water for millions of people.

States are obliged to work towards achieving universal access to water and sanitation for all - but not all of them fulfill their obligations.

How can the different perspectives on the right to water be brought together?

What is the role of states and what is the role of civil society?

How can we be still hopeful?



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