13/06/2014 / Zurich to become a blue community

Zurich to become a blue community

Environment, Human Rights, 13/06/2014

The city parliament voted in favour of a proposal to have Zurich join the blue community, an international network initiated by Maude Barlow (RLA 2005). After Lucerne and the capital Bern, Zurich would be the 3rd town in Switzerland to join the initiative.

As a blue community, Zurich would recognize water as a human right. It would also promote publicy owned and operated water and waste water services to ensure free access to drinking water. In addition, tap water would replace bottled water at public facilities.

Read the full story here (German).