Implementing the Right to Water in France
Nearly every person has access to drinking water and to sanitation in
France but there are still exceptions to this individual and collective right (low water
quality, lack of proper sanitation, high prices, etc). The issue consists in designing
measures to remove such exceptions as far as possible. Various recent French laws
institute non-tariff measures, tariff measures and control measures. Most of these
measures are taken at local level because water supply and sanitation and the fight
against poverty are mostly a local or regional responsibility.