Stories by Shiney Varghese

Shiney Varghese is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. subscribe to Shiney Varghese's feed

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.