Indigenous peoples and water
Indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities suffer disproportionally from economic, social and political marginalization and human rights violations, including poor access to water and sanitation services. As custodians of many of the world’s most fragile and important ecosystems their knowledge and participation is essential to ensure respect for their rights and to achieve equitable and sustainable water management.
In this Issue Sheet the WGF explores the specific challenges of indigenous peoples related to water resources management and water governance. It also outlines the WGF activities related to the topic.