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Shiney Varghese is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
Why Is the US Getting in the Way of International Efforts to Make Clean Water a Basic Human Right?
Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The United States is the only country marring the good works of a UN resolution on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation.
Corporate Land Grabs Reveal a Hidden Agenda: Controlling the Water
Posted on: Jan 24, 2013, Source: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
The food crisis and recent droughts have confirmed that controlling the source of food—the land and the water that flows under or by it—are equally or even more important.
The Surprising Effect of Agriculture on Rising Sea Levels
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Efforts to meet freshwater demand by harnessing "fossil" groundwater contributes more to rising sea levels than melting glaciers.
Why the Right to Water Is Under Attack
Posted on: Mar 26, 2012, Source: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
World leaders are trying to roll back momentum that would instill the right to water as an essential human right.
What Does the Right to Water Entail?
Posted on: Feb 28, 2011, Source: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
The U.N. Independent Expert on human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation is visiting the US right now.
Why Carbon Trading Can't Solve Our Water Crisis
Posted on: Nov 24, 2010, Source: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
In a recent NYT opinion argues that one of the best ways to ensure that the world's poorest have access to water is through carbon trading. Here's why they're wrong.
How We Can Stave Off the Triple Threat of Climate, Water and Food Crises
Posted on: Apr 22, 2010, Source: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
It is the dramatic convergence of these crises that compel us to shift away from the dominant industrial agriculture model toward more sustainable and just alternatives.
Shrinking My Water Footprint: How Much Water Do We Use and Where Does it Comes From?
Posted on: May 5, 2009, Source: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
There isn't an easy way to see the connection between my consumption and the water problems that have been hitting headlines.
The Triple Threat: Our Food, Water and Climate Challenges
Posted on: May 14, 2008, Source: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Why the recent food and water shortages are making the climate crisis even worse.
The U.S. Nears the Limits of Its Water Supplies
Posted on: Apr 8, 2008, Source: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Public water systems are failing, several states are setting severe water use restrictions, and key water sources are drying up.
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