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Vulnerable to Attack

While women and girls are on their long walks away from homes and villages, they may be vulnerable to violent attacks. They may also be vulnerable to such attacks if …

Hard-won Water: Elixir or poison?

Frequently at the end of the trek for water, the source is a tiny stream or a muddy puddle, open to the environment. The dual, related problems of inadequate sanitation …

Water Diplomacy and Sharing Resources

Thoughtful diplomacy between and among nations is crucial for the establishment of agreements for sharing water resources that cross international boundaries. Are you aware of other examples of how diplomatic …

International Non-profits and Water

Globalization applies not only to profit-making corporations, but also to non-profits. Indeed, many of the water-related non-profits operating with a global scope and vision help to underscore the issues, concerns, …

Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the nations in sub-Saharan Africa where access to safe drinking water lags behind the global average, poverty looms as a serious issue, and the government faces …

Latin America

Latin America is rich in water resources, but geography, economics, and politics have conspired to prevent many of its people from obtaining their fair share of clean water. Much of …

Subsidies to cover the cost

Whether the system is in private or public hands, rate schedules can be set so that the first, basic amount of water is priced at a low rate, and larger …

Form of Privatization and Profit Motives

Let us now explore forms of privatization in the water industry and how profit motive is used to control water. Forms of Privatization in the Water Industry Privatization in the …