Why does DIGDEEP also plan education and awareness projects?
Providing clean water to those who live without it is an essential step in protecting their human rights. To better strengthen support for the human right to water more generally, however, DIGDEEP believes we must also change the way people think about water.
Only when all of us – water rich or water poor – understand the important link between clean water access and human dignity will we avoid future problems like pollution, over-consumption, disconnection, non-access, development failure and conflict. As water-stress increases, it’s important that we begin to change both our behavior and our vocabulary.
Finally, we will only achieve legal protection for the human right to water at all levels when we understand and identify with that right’s basic scope and content!