WORLD WATER DAY - ANGELA LOGOMASINI
CEI.org: Depoliticizing Groundwater
Today is the United Nation's officially declared "World Water Day," an occasion to call attention to the plight of many peoples of the world who lack access to clean water. CEI's Angela Logomasini has discussed major problems with water management policy, including the lack of property rights:
Groundwater management problems in Jakarta Indonesia ... demonstrate the perils of poor water management policy. Because of over extraction from the aquifer, city residents must actually raise their houses regularly because the ground sinks as groundwater sources are consumed. Relatively unlimited and unmonitored access to the groundwater means that residents mine the water without limit—despite the consequences.
Such problems occur around the world, making water supply the source of contentious political battles. The issue is not simply short supply or that the world is running out of water, as some have suggested. The problem rests mainly with our water management regimes. > Read more on CEI.org
> What can Congress do about water policy?
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