water

  • Make water a priority in the Caribbean

    “The energy crisis of the 1970s will take a back seat to the water crisis of the 1980s and 1990.” – United States Department of Agriculture, The Yearbook of Agriculture, 1981 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are those coastal countries grouped based on certain characteristics they share. These include...
  • Bolivia’s water wars

    In the current reality, water is a privilege. Today, more than one billion people live in water-scarce regions. According to a recent World Bank report, because of climate change, rising consumption, and growing populations, up to 3.5 billion people could face water scarcity by 2025. Bolivia has become one...
  • The rise of “Water Protectors”

    For several tumultuous months, Standing Rock in North Dakota (US) has ignited a collective movement to defend natural spaces from senseless contamination. People of all creeds – from Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island to war veterans– have gathered together to protect bodies of water that are under threat at...
  • How soil is much more than dirt

    There’s a lot of talk about water scarcity and quality lately. The conditions of the air, too, are often addressed, declaring states of emergency in some cities. Between serious drought and polluted air, solutions tend to be bound to decreasing our burning of fossil fuels and consuming less water-...
  • Water Photo: World Bank/Allison Kwesell

    Water in Detroit: a matter of Human Rights

    It all began with the bankruptcy of the city of Detroit, officially filed last year on July 18, the largest of its kind in U.S. history. The  city, once known as the capital of automobile industry, suffered, like many other cities in the US and all over the world, the effects of the...