Water should be a basic human right 

2.2 billion people in the world have only irregular access to clean water, including in Europe. While the EU is only hesitantly introducing improvements to secure the drinking water supply for the population, Slovenia is enshrining the right to drinking water in its constitution. 

Making water a basic human right

Clean, fresh water from the tap is considered a matter of course in most western countries. However, around Europe there is are a whole 1 million people which do not have regular access to clean (drinking) water. Homeless and poor people are particularly affected by the lack of drinking water, as without a home, access to water is difficult to impossible, whether for drinking or showering.

The United Nations (UN) Water Report 2022 shows that water supplies worldwide are becoming increasingly scarce, with demand for water rising at the same time. This is partly due to the constantly growing world population. The latter resulting in an increasing economical demand and changed living conditions of people in the globalized world. The UN is therefore urging states to take measures for a responsible use of the precious resource of water. By 2030, the “availability of water” is to be established as one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals all over the world. Furthermore, public access to water such as drinking fountains or water dispensers should be offered, as the UN states.

Source: Water as a human right – How Slovenia protects its drinking water (scoop.me)