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Great news! European Parliament Makes Strong Call to Implement Human Right to Water; Commission Should Listen
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On the 8th of September all MEPs will vote in the Plenary, and they need to hear your voice!

The United Nations approved the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in 2010, but in Europe access to water is still not a reality for many vulnerable families. Thousands of households are being deprived of water for not being able to pay the bills. In addition, water management is still being privatised in many countries.

The European Commission Ignored 2 Million People

Nearly 2 million signatures supported the European Citizens' Initiative for the Right to Water, with three clear demands:

-- all EU inhabitants should enjoy the right to water and sanitation;
-- water supply and water management should be excluded from liberalisation; and
-- the EU should increase its efforts to achieve universal access to water and sanitation.

The answer from the European Commission was to simply ignore the demands of the first successful European Citizens' Initiative.

One Last Push for the Right to Water and Sanitation

Our elected representatives, in the European Parliament, are considering the initiative now. The final vote in the Plenary will be on the 8th of September. We need a last effort to let them know how important it is for their citizens that they make a strong statement for the right to water.

Ask your MEPs to support the right to water!



Take a stand for water as a human right.In June, with your help, the right2water movement achieved a great victory!

The Committee on Environment of the European Parliament called for the Human Right to Water to be implemented in the European Union, and for water to be excluded from liberalisation and trade agreements.



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