Access to safe, affordable water is a human right

UUSC's Environmental Justice Program promotes and defends the human right to water. The human right to water entitles everyone to safe,sufficient, accessible, and affordable water for personal and domestic use. To achieve this goal, UUSC supports civil society and grassroots groups in the struggle against water privatization and depletion, and promotes citizen involvement in the utilization and management of water as a common resource. UUSC works to influence government policies related to environmental justice and mobilize activists to hold government, agencies, and socioeconomic elites accountable for water-rights violations.

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Maureen Taylor , state chair of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, a UUSC partner in advancing the human right to water , speaks at the...
An interview with Maureen Taylor UUSC works with the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO), a partner in Detroit, to advance the human right to...

Climate change isn't just making the earth hotter. It's raising the cost of water and putting thousands of low-income families at risk. Urge...

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UUA and UUSC applaud Pope Francis for focusing the world’s attention on the threat of climate change.
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Concerned national and international law and human rights experts tackle the increasing blight of mass water shutoffs and rising rates.

Celebrating 75 years of advancing human rights.

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Water is a human right. Yet, thousands of families in Detroit, Mich., have no water due to mass water shutoffs that put low-income people —...

Water is not a luxury good — it's a human right. Call on President Obama to take steps to address water affordability in Detroit, Michigan. 

Building Resilience to Climate Change in California “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of...
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An Interview with Dick Scobie Dick Scobie was executive director of UUSC from 1972 to 1998. The following are edited excerpts from an interview with...

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