Food and water are basic human needs, and depending upon the systems that drive our society, we see them either as critical for our individual survival or our collective survival. But, in truth, our individual survival is very much linked to the collective in the end. Until recently, water has been considered a public resource. Through our governance systems we have developed ways to share it with each other. Over the last 20 years, however, water is becoming increasingly privatized as companies purchase water supplies and systems and profit from the sale of water. What will the impact of this change be?
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 2011
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