California State Water Board Adopts Resolution Affirming Human Right To Water

(February 23, 2016, 1:31 PM EST) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s State Water Resources Control Board on Feb. 16 said it adopted a resolution recognizing a human right to water.

The board’s resolution follows a section added to the California Water Code in January declaring that every human has a right to clean, affordable and accessible water for consumption, cooking and sanitary purposes. The resolution says the human right to water is a top priority and a core value to “preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water...
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