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  • Bottled Water – Big Business in Indonesia

    Bottled Water – Big Business in Indonesia

    The movement to challenge the bottled water industry has come a pretty long way in countries like the USA, Australia and Canada. Public education campaigns by organizations like the Council of Canadians, Pacific Institute and Corporate Accountability International, have debunked the myth that bottled water is necessarily cleaner or healthier than tap water, and emphasized…

  • A Human Right to Water – Can it Make a Difference?

    A Human Right to Water – Can it Make a Difference?

    Despite the UN’s 2010 resolution on the human right to water, debate continues over how useful a rights approach really is. Even if we identify water as a human right, where the state is the principal duty-bearer, will it improve access to water for communities in need?

  • A Right, a Need, or an Economic Good? Debating our Relationship to Water

    A Right, a Need, or an Economic Good? Debating our Relationship to Water

    Debates about the human right to water, and the role of the state or private companies in ensuring access, illustrate that water provision is anything but apolitical.

  • Bottled Water – Big Business in Indonesia

    Bottled Water – Big Business in Indonesia

    The movement to challenge the bottled water industry has come a pretty long way in countries like the USA, Australia and Canada. Public education campaigns by organizations like the Council of Canadians, Pacific Institute and Corporate Accountability International, have debunked the myth that bottled water is necessarily cleaner or healthier than tap water, and emphasized…

  • A Human Right to Water – Can it Make a Difference?

    A Human Right to Water – Can it Make a Difference?

    Despite the UN’s 2010 resolution on the human right to water, debate continues over how useful a rights approach really is. Even if we identify water as a human right, where the state is the principal duty-bearer, will it improve access to water for communities in need?

  • A Right, a Need, or an Economic Good? Debating our Relationship to Water

    A Right, a Need, or an Economic Good? Debating our Relationship to Water

    Debates about the human right to water, and the role of the state or private companies in ensuring access, illustrate that water provision is anything but apolitical.