Article 31 petition – Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water

Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstance.

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China – Water diversion blues – “South to North Water Diversion Project”

Water crisis: Rapidly growing cities need more water, and plenty of it – but experts say China faces a sobering outlook on the impacts of water diversion projects.

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India – “Wells for India” First of five stories by co-founder Professor Mary Grey, looking back over 25 years of their history

Wells for India’s vision is of an India where quality of life is enabled by: The poorest rural dryland communities having secure access to safe water all year round for domestic and agricultural use, without detrimental environmental impacts.

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Global water crisis news: India’s capital in water crisis after supplies cut. [Yahoo News, New York Times, PBS Video]

Large parts of New Delhi were struggling with acute water shortages on Friday after a neighbouring state cut its supplies at the peak of summer, officials said.

The sprawling Indian capital, with a population of 16 million sweltering in 43 degree C (109.4 F) summer heat, relies on four neighbouring states for its water — Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand.

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