Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds We all need water every day. For most, obtaining water is as simple as turning on the tap, but for hundreds of millions of people not served by water distribution systems, fetching water can be an arduous chore that consumes hours each day. The burden of this chore typically falls disproportionately on women and girls, who make sacrifices in other areas of their lives in order to focus on water. Is access to clean safe water a basic human right, or is water a commodity to be bought and sold for a profit? How do nations that share water resources negotiate equitable agreements to allocate that water among them?
Skip to 0 minutes and 52 seconds These are some of the topics we’ll be addressing in this course, Water for the People, Gender, Human Rights, and Diplomacy. We hope you’ll join us.