A resident fills drinking water in containers from a municipal water tanker at a slum in Kolkata (REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri).
Water Crimes: A Global Crisis on the Rise
February 20, 2015,
Urbanization, population growth, environmental degradation, water pollution, climate change, and increased living standards are among the main reasons for intense competition for water, argues Vanda Felbab-Brown. The illegal use and delivery of water is difficult to address, but without effective regulation, appropriate pricing, and suppression of water crimes, the sustainability, long-term viability, inclusive, and equitable use of water cannot be achieved.