Basic Water Needs and The Human Right to Water
The Human Right to Water
More than one billion people in the developing world
lack access to safe drinking water and 10,000 to 20,000
people die every day from preventable, water-related disease.
Right to Water argues that access to clean drinking
water is a fundamental human right supported by international
law, declarations, and state practices. This article has
been posted with permission from the journal of Water
Basic Water Requirements for Human Activities: Meeting
Understanding basic human needs for water is key to ensuring
a fair and sustainable supply of this crucial resource.
But how much water does a person need? This seemingly
simple question actually depends on many variables and
cultural practices. Originally published in Water International,
Volume 21, the journal of the International Water Resources
Association and posted with their permission, Basic
Water Requirements seeks to define a minimum basic
requirement for water.