Welcome to the rights to water and sanitation website

Use this site to find out more about why water and sanitation as human rights are key to achieving universal access to safe water and sanitation. Also, find out about what progress has been made in getting the rights recognised and what impact the implementation of the rights has made so far. Learn about ways in which you can get involved, how to use the rights-based approach in your advocacy work and read the news about all the latest developments.

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Rights in practice

Find out how you can use rights in your work.
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Developments in international law

View a timeline of the development of the rights to water and sanitation in international law.

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The legal framework

Find out how to use the legal framework to ensure the rights to water and sanitation.

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