Right to Safe Drinking Water


The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2018-2028 as the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development.

Pope Francis in his Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2018 focused on water.

The Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops recently approved the following statement on the right to safe drinking water.
The statement draws particular attention to the privatization of water for corporate profit and the ongoing issue of unsafe drinking water on some reserves in Canada where Indigenous Peoples are living. 

Here are links to the full statement: