Addressing the Water Challenge

For the last few days I’ve been the subject of a campaign on social media platforms attempting to portray me as opposed to the human right to water.

An interview I gave in 2005 in which I discussed the public right to water has been shared widely. My critics say it shows I want to ‘privatize’ water. I want nothing of the sort.

I don’t mind being criticized on Facebook or Twitter, because the debate there is helping to spotlight the issue of water scarcity.

The reality is we are running out of water to grow food, for households, for energy generation and for industry.

This is not a problem to be dealt with tomorrow. It is a problem that every single one of us should care about today. If nothing is done we will run out of water faster than we will run out of oil.

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