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The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos

Karen Piper

Abstract

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you could not afford the water from your tap? What if your water bill was a third of your monthly income, and you had to choose between water and food? This may sound like a fantasy, but it is already happening to millions of people around the world. A handful of multinational water corporations with mafia-like powers are gradually shutting off the taps for people who cannot pay, causing global social unrest. It has led to a revolution in Egypt, border disputes between Iraq and Turkey, social upheaval in South Africa, and street fights in Greece. Tod ... More

Keywords: Water, Privatization, Environment, Globalization, climate change, food security, social unrest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816695423
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816695423.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen Piper, author

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