France adopts the Right to Water and Sanitation

On Tuesday 14th June 2016, the National Assembly of France has adopted Bill no. 2715 on the effective implementation of the Right to Water and Sanitation.

France is the first country in Europe to adopt the Right to Water and Sanitation which will ensure that everyone in France is provided by safe water and sanitation, particularly for the most disadvantaged, those who have no access to water and those for whom water is too expensive. It is thought this law will have an impact on one million households.

This is a great success for all the civil society organisations that initiated the bill, including la Coalition Eau. However, these organisations will continue to lobby the Senate to ensure the law is fully adopted.

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