How the Human Right to Water and Sanitation gives a new drive for water integrity

Water Integrity Network blog

This blog entry was written by Daniel Nordmann, GIZ trainee seconded to the Water Integrity Network in September and October 2012.

The daily reality of most of the Kenyans living in the Mathare slum, on the outskirts of Nairobi, is one of informal water supply, where prices, quality and reliability of the water are not ensured. The lack of sanitation facilities forces people to resort to “flying toilets”, plastic bags used for defecation which are thrown into ditches, or to use an open field as a “public toilet”. This is not only the daily life of the residents of Mathare, but it is also the reality for many of the one billion slum dwellers around the globe. To tackle this problem, the United Nations General Assembly has declared access to Water and Sanitation a Human Right in 2010.

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Author: watercaremaldives

Water care is a non profit organization registered in Maldives to increase community awareness on protection and sustainable management of water resources, assist provision of safe and adequate water supply and sanitation services to island communities. research and development for water security.

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