On the right track: good practices in realising the rights to water and sanitation

This report initiated and authored by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, offers solutions, ideas and pragmatic examples of legislation, policies, programmes, advocacy approaches and accountability mechanisms to demonstrate how the rights are becoming reality for the excluded, forgotten and the voiceless. This report demonstrates not only why the rights to water and sanitation provide a crucial understanding of why people do not have access, but also provides numerous examples of how access to water and sanitation services is being delivered, providing safe, affordable services that are accessible to all, with respect for human dignity. This report shows that human rights are possible and provides invaluable guidance for policy-making.