Water rights and water governance: a cautionary tale and the case for interdisciplinary governance
At a time of immense global change, in which water is a key global resource, growing attention is paid to the norms and ethical values that could underpin the future water global policy. Water Ethics discusses the role of ethics in the deep roots, values, and potential commonalities of global water policy. Its expert contributions deal with different ethical points of view froma variety of cultural, geographic and religious backgrounds. The only directive common ground for all authors was the UN Declaration of 1948, which contains two basic aspects related to water ethics: 1. the dignity of everyhuman being and 2. the necessity of solidarity among all human beings.. "he intention of this book is not so much to reach a common declaration or moral blueprint, but to exchange ideas and to support the debate of how ethical considerations can play a significant and explicit role in water development and management. This has been realized in eight sections that deal with cultural traditions, ethics, human rights, poverty, corruption and transparency, water ownership and management, extreme events such as flood and drought and more
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Human Rights and Justice Issues