Nathalie Seguin

UN Special Rapporteur's Visit to Mexico

Mexican government reports a 94% water access rate and a 92% of sanitation service coverage. These figures are reflective of some available infrastructure but not household access to water and sanitation. This effects people dramatically, such as in the urban community of Filomeno Mata, where despite available infrastructure in their homes, water runs only three hours per month whilst they are accounted as if they have access to water.

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Does the Mexican government really understand what it signs and ratifies at international level?

 

Mexican campaigners turned out in force on World Water Day, calling on the government to re-think water legislation

 

By Nathalie Seguin

On the eve of the World Water Day celebration, the Mexican government has tried to celebrate the Human Right to Water and Sanitation by presenting a law to congress that is going in opposite direction to achieving this fundamental right.