Right to water and sanitation : Water Drops, the Water Aid newsletter

"Water Drops", the WaterAid newsletter focuses on the right to water and sanitation in their recent issue.

The newsletter explores the ways in which national laws, court pronouncements and judgements and international commitments can be interpreted to imply a right to water and sanitation.

Specific articles cover:

-Individual court cases and Supreme Court pronouncements

-The current status of water and sanitation coverage in the country and priorities to be taken up.

-How water and sanitation has figured in recent elections

-The use of RTI towards better water and sanitation services

Other articles in the newsletter include:

-Coverage of the water crisis in Bundelkhand,

-A successful case study from Jharkhand where elected representatives and NGOs joined their efforts to conduct a social audit on water and sanitation status resulting in concrete action.

-The case of Pali town in Rajasthan where river pollution due to the large textile industry has become very high.

-A relook at Bhopal where the effects of water pollution due to the gas tragedy persist

-Water and Sanitation needs of HIV affected people.

All in all, an information packed and useful newsletter from WaterAid !


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