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Sustainability 2012, 4(11), 3023-3041; doi:10.3390/su4113023

The Economic and Social Benefits and the Barriers of Providing People with Disabilities Accessible Clean Water and Sanitation

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Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, Canada
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Faculty of Medicine, Department Community Health Sciences, Stream of Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, Canada
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Received: 11 September 2012 / Revised: 23 October 2012 / Accepted: 6 November 2012 / Published: 12 November 2012
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Abstract

Resolution A/HRC/RES/16/2 adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on 8 April 2011 declared access to safe drinking water and sanitation a human right. However many people around the globe including people with disabilities do not have access to safe drinking water, hygiene or sanitation facilities. Inaccessibility of clean water sources, hygiene and sanitation facilities negatively impacts among others health, education, the ability to work, and the ability to partake in social activities. This paper looks at the benefits of, and access barriers to, clean water and sanitation for people with disabilities.
Keywords: accessibility; accessible infrastructure; clean water; benefit; disability; economic; sanitation accessibility; accessible infrastructure; clean water; benefit; disability; economic; sanitation
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Noga, J.; Wolbring, G. The Economic and Social Benefits and the Barriers of Providing People with Disabilities Accessible Clean Water and Sanitation. Sustainability 2012, 4, 3023-3041.

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