Water Movements


The Human Right to Water

When the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted more than 60 years ago, water was not included in the list of protected rights. The rationale was simple. Water, like air, was considered so fundamental to life that naming a right to it would have been redundant. Times have changed. Learn more about the Human Right to Water and Sanitation >>

The Water Commons

The Blue Planet Project believes that water should be viewed as part of a global commons – available to all and protected from misuse and harm to ensure its availability for future generations. Learn more about the Water Commons >>

The Rights of  Nature

There is a growing movement to recognize “the rights of nature” – the rights of the Earth’s water, land, animals, plants and environment to exist free from the threat of damage and destruction caused by human exploitation and pollution. Learn more about the Rights of Nature >>

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