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- by Anup Shah
- This Page Last Updated Sunday, June 06, 2010
- This page: http://www.globalissues.org/article/601/water-and-development.
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“If you live in a slum in Manila, you pay more for your water than people living in London.” That is the conclusion of a report from the United Nations Human Development Programme:
Much of the world lives without access to clean water. Privatization of water resources, promoted as a means to bring business efficiency into water service management, has instead led to reduced access for the poor around the world as prices for these essential services have risen. This article looks into this issue in further detail below.
This web page has the following sub-sections:
- The scale of the water problem
- A Water Management Crisis Leading to Lack of Access to Safe Water for Much of the World
- Coca Cola vs. Indian Farmers: Luxury vs. Necessity
- Privatization in both rich and poor countries can mean many cannot access safe water
- Water Access Policy: Following Neoliberal Ideology
- Privatization vs. Democratic Accountability of Management of a Fundamental Resource
- Water: A Human Right or a Commodity?
- Water and Environmental Issues
- Climate Change and Water Security
- Future wars over water?
- International Agreements and Action
- More Information
The scale of the water problem