Human Right 2 Water

About Us

This not-for-profit organisation has been founded after 10 years of legal research into the international laws, standards and norms supporting the human rights to water and sanitation (HRWS). Experts at Human Right 2 Water have developed the expertise and knowledge to assess and make recommendations to reform national legal frameworks such that Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6 on water and sanitation) can be more readily attained. We especially focus on the more vulnerable and marginalised sectors of society.

From this foundation of knowledge, we develop constructive capacity enhancement programmes at regional, national or river basin levels. We raise awareness of the HRWS and develop action plans with a range of actors to impact reform. Recognising that governments need expert advice and innovative solutions in their efforts to provide safe and sustainable water and sanitation for all, we work with authorities, state and private sector service providers, and all actors in the sector, to increase the focus on identifying, monitoring, and realising local and scalable human rights-based solutions.

We are pleased to share with you our library of information on this topic, including detailed country mappings of how the HRWS has been integrated into law in more than 30 countries, and useful checklist tools for service providers and actors in the sector.

Please contact us if you have new research or information related to the human rights to water and sanitation that you would like us to share on our publications page.