The Blue Planet Project is part of a global movement, with partners around the world that promotes the fundamental truth that “Water is life.” We strive for water justice based on the principles that water is a human right, a public trust, and part of the global commons.
We work with organizations and activists in both South and North, and are affiliated with international networks including Friends of the Earth International, Red Vida (the Americas Network on the Right to Water) and the People’s Health Movement.
We work to protect water for people and nature for generations to come. This includes working with local organizations and activists on grassroots struggles to protect democratic, community control of water, and building a movement to see the full implementation of the human right to water and sanitation.
We do this because:
- Around the world, nearly 800 million people do not have access to clean drinking water.
- Every year, more than 2 million people, mostly young children, die from preventable diarrhea contracted from drinking unsafe water.
- Every day, people suffer and die because they cannot access clean, safe water.
We must not allow this to continue.
The global water crisis will get worse if water is increasingly abused for profit.
Our goal: is to protect water as a vital resource and ensure that it is publicly managed so that it is available to everyone at reasonable, public rates. Water is a vital source of life and a human right, and as such, must be available to all.