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Water and Society

​​​​​​​Water is essential for life, development, health and poverty alleviation. 

Water can no longer be taken for granted, because resources are dwindling. It is an issue of major debate, with predictions that the next big wars will be fought over water. We live in a time where billions of people face huge challenges to ensure better access to safe water and effective sanitation. The human right to water is crucial for leading a healthy and dignified life. It is a prerequisite to the realisation of all other human rights.​