WaterLex is publishing these checklists for small scale water and sanitation suppliers. They are a quick and easy checklist for managers, owners and operators to see if they are considering their full range of obligations under international human rights law.
If they are law, why isn’t the government taking this responsibility through regulations, you might ask yourself?
Of course, not every government is fully up to date with the human rights to water and sanitation, as they were only recognised by the UN General Assembly in 2010. These principles are possibly already suggested through the local legislation, policy or regulations, but if they are not, this is a simple way for businesses to step up.
What is the business case for protecting people’s human rights to water and sanitation?
These questions are mostly common sense if you are striving to make sure that everyone, even the most vulnerable and marginalised, are able to access your services. It provides a pathway for you to consider how to be more inclusive. By providing a community-based service that considers accessibility and affordability to all people, it improves reputation, enables partnership with larger organisations, and provides a tool to measure impact.
Why don’t you try it out? It’s free.