Sign the European Citizens’ Initiative: Water and sanitation are a human right by EPHA
All citizens need clean drinking water and quality sanitation. The European Public Health Alliance is (EPHA0 is encouraging signatures to this petition which calls on the EU to guarantee these human rights through the promotion of water supply and sanitation which are essential public services for all. These rights must be implemented.
The EU should set binding targets for all Member States to achieve 100% coverage in Europe. EPHA believes European leaders should make a bigger effort towards achieving universal access to water and sanitation outside the EU. Millions of people are still deprived of these services.
- Guaranteed water and sanitation for all in Europe.
- No liberalisation of water services.
- Universal (Global) access to water and sanitation.
This campaign acts as a tool to commit to the universal human right of water and sanitation. It aims at changing the mind-set in the European Commission from a market-based approach with the focus on competition to a rights-based approach with the focus on public service. It hopes to achieve universal (global) access to water and sanitation and to safeguard the limited public water resources for future generations.
Originally posted on 11 December 2012