Global importance

Drinking water is our most valuable food. Its cleanliness is crucial for our health and access to hygienic drinking water is a fundamental human right. However, we should by no means assume that drinkable water is available as a matter of course. On the contrary, it is something to which we should pay significant attention. We need to keep in mind that it requires a great deal of scientific, technological, regulatory and operational effort ensure that people have access to high-quality water.