Rights of Rivers Declaration

The Universal Declaration of the Rights of Rivers is aimed at getting governments to adopt protections for rivers. This declaration states that all rivers are living entities, entitled to fundamental rights and entitled to legal guardians. And that these rights shall extend to the health of watersheds and river basins; indigenous communities will be represented in river guardianship; and that all states will implement these rights and provide the resources necessary to ensure they are realised.

People are invited to sign this declaration. Given the alarming degradation of rivers globally and the resulting harms to the climate, wildlife, public health, and local economies, the organisers urge people to act without delay. More information is available together with the means of signing on the Rights of Rivers website. Our water group does its part in bringing issues relating to water to our attention.

Rights of Rivers