Business day Live - Water is an essential natural element, but around the world, it’s also an artificially endangered resource. That would explain why the parties represented at a recent international conference on water rights in Lagos ranged from remote towns with hand-pumped wells to modern public utilities in European cities. Precisely because water is universally in demand, it faces boundless threats of exploitation, in countries rich and poor.
Francisco Diaz Heinzen comes from Uruguay. He studies Integrated Social Sciences at Jacobs University Bremen, in Bremen, Germany. He is an intern in TNI working for the Public Services Alternatives Project, within the Economic Justice programme.