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Who Owns the Water? / Edition 1
     

Who Owns the Water? / Edition 1

by Lars Muller, Klaus Lanz, Christian Rentsch, Swiss Federal Institute for Environment Science and Technology Staff, Lars Muller
 

ISBN-10: 3037780185

ISBN-13: 9783037780183

Pub. Date: 09/05/2006

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers


Industrialization and population growth have brought about a global water crisis. Nature can no longer compensate the exploitation of our freshwater and our oceans. One billion people have no reliable access to clean drinking water; two billion live in precarious hygienic conditions. Famine, poverty, epidemics, and infant mortality are closely linked with the

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Industrialization and population growth have brought about a global water crisis. Nature can no longer compensate the exploitation of our freshwater and our oceans. One billion people have no reliable access to clean drinking water; two billion live in precarious hygienic conditions. Famine, poverty, epidemics, and infant mortality are closely linked with the water crisis. Social, ecological, political, and economic conflicts obstruct efforts to resolve the global water crisis. Water is an instrument of power. The key question reads: Is water a commodity or is free access to water an inalienable human right? By approaching water from a phenomenological perspective, Who owns the Water? seeks to persuade the reader that an element that is constantly flowing and changing defies all claims to own it, be they political or economic, and is instead the responsibility of the entire international community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783037780183
Publisher:
Lars Muller Publishers
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

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