Category Archive: Water and Human Rights

Personhood for a river in New Zealand

Text by Stephen Messenger -reposted from the Treehugger. From the dawn of history, and in cultures throughout the world, humans have been prone to imbue Earth’s life-giving rivers with qualities of life itself — a fitting tribute, no doubt, to the wellsprings upon which our past (and present) civilizations so heavily rely. But while modern thought …

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Land grabbing in Africa and beyond

By Farhad Mukhtarov. One of the most captivating talks at the Earth System Governance Conference in Lund, Sweden this April was by Margaret Carol Lee. The subject of the presentation was on land-grabbing in Africa. She called this as “the crime of the new scramble for the Africa’ black gold — land”. The presentation

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Corporate engagement with water, beyond the privatization debate

By Farhad Mukhtarov. Like it or not, there are strong private interests involved in managing water resources. Water is being bought and sold, in bottles and in concession contract for the right to supply drinking water. And often, it is the source of lucrative profits made from the sales of a resource that buyers may …

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Technology transfer through water partnerships: a radical framework of assessment

In previous posts we have discussed issues of universal application of certain water management tools in diverse contexts, and the process of adaptation of water policy innovations in new concepts. This post deals with a related subject of technology transfer and the transformation of technologies in this process. By Ayşem Mert and Eleni Dellas, Partnerships for …

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Water and justice: peri-urban pathways in Delhi

Our colleagues at the STEPS center in the UK have developed a movie about water and Justice. The STEPS center identifies itself as “a global research and policy engagement centre, funded by the ESRC, bringing together development studies and science and technology studies. Our work with partners around the world spans agriculture, water, health, energy …

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Water as a Human Right

The UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), UN-Habitat, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) jointly organize several activities at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum on 20-22 June 2011. In that context, different information materials on the human right to water and sanitation …

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