The main aim of the Protocol is to protect human health and well being by better water management, including the protection of water ecosystems, and by preventing, controlling and reducing water-related diseases. The Protocol is the first international agreement of its kind adopted specifically to attain an adequate supply of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation for everyone, and effectively protect water used as a source of drinking water.

Topics: 
health, water resources management, wetland, RAMSAR site
Entry into force: 
6 Oct 1996
Parent treaty: 
Water Convention
Source of information: Protocol on Water and Health website .
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