Active citizens’ participation in water and sanitation initiatives is crucial to ensure sustainable improvements in water services for the poorest. Experiences from Tanzania, Spain, India and Uruguay show how citizen and labour participation can transform public services.
As Amsterdam hosts its first International Water Week, TNI and its allies will be actively promoting Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) between public water utilities as the best means to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
A group of activists celebrated the right to water in front of a public water fountain in the centre of Brussels on 27 July. The occasion was the one-year anniversary of the UN's recognition of right to clean and safe drinking water and sanitation as human right.