Internal Voices

Water

 

Population growth across the world continues to put pressure on irrigated agriculture for increased food production. Moreover, water availability faces challenges due to climate change and unpredictable weather patterns, as well as competition from other sectors that depend on water usage. Privatization of large irrigation systems is often seen as the solution to improve efficiency and service delivery. Nevertheless, past experiences and literature on the matter present mixed results that make it difficult to argue for one stance or the other.

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You eat 3496 litres of water a day. This is not sustainable in the long run. 

 

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“The European Commission plans to privatize water. Share this and sign the Right2Water initiative.” Some weeks ago, this Facebook post by a friend raised my attention. Intrigued by the notion of some sort of conspiracy, I started to do some reading. What was the issue?

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Imagine a long river turning red or plenty of fish suddenly floating to the top. How to understand it? God’s anger? Not really. Tons of good fish for lunch? I would dare you to eat one of them! No, if you see that happen, see it as a clear and alarming sign of pollution announcing a disaster.

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Imagine yourself having to walk for an hour a day to get water. Sure, it’s a pretty banal example, one illustrated to primary school children to teach them not to take access to clean water for granted. But I’m sure you, like most people, do take it for granted, so I’ll use it again. Having to walk an hour a day to get water would suck.

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