On Monday, 10th September 2018, the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will vote on the recast of the Drinking Water Directive. This revision has been triggered by the Citizen’s Initiative “Right2Water” - supported by the Chamber of Labour - , where in 2013 over 1.8 million EU citizens demanded for water to become a human right. At a joint event, hosted by the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK), the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) and the European Public Service Union (EPSU), a high-calibre panel will discuss whether the Commission’s proposal will indeed secure access to water for all population groups or whether it will be too preoccupied with technical details. Both initiators and supporters agreed: the human right to water must be even more firmly enshrined in the new Directive.