More than a billion people in the developing world lack safe drinking water – an amenity those in the developed world take for granted. Nearly three billion people live without access to adequate sanitation systems necessary for reducing exposure to water-related diseases. The failure of the international aid community, nations, and local organizations to satisfy these basic human needs has led to substantial, unnecessary, and preventable human suffering. This paper argues that access to a basic water requirement is a fundamental human right implicitly and explicitly supported by international law, declarations, and State practice. Governments, international aid agencies, non-governmental organizations, and local communities should work to provide all humans with a basic water requirement and to guarantee that water as a human right. By acknowledging a human right to water and expressing the willingness to meet this right for those currently deprived of it, the water community would have a useful tool for addressing one of the most fundamental failures of 20th century development.
How to Choose the Right Biological Water Filtration System
There are many different biological treatments of water available. They’re all similar in a number of ways, but share key differences in the specific ways the water is filtered. This article is an informative breakdown of all the different biological water treatment systems that are available and how they work. Slow Sand Filtration This system supports the growth and maintenance of microorganisms that eventually become its primary filtering mechanism. Its layers work to get rid of any potential contaminants...
Governance, rights, and resource development costs of water: lessons from post-war Japan
To promote water resources development, many nations have established centralized administration such that the central government can hold an institutional authority with the ability to control water resources development and modify the modernization of water rights. This enables governments to clearly define the rights or introduce the principle of vested rights protection; however, volunteer transactions of water rights can be institutionally prohibited or restricted. The aim of this study was to analyse how...
Picking the right Sewer Camera
Sewer camera models are pretty straightforward, in most cases. But, there are many options if you want a sewer camera or commonly called snake camera. This type comes many varieties: Pipe Inspection camera with viewing capabilities only, sewer camera with locator, rigid sewer camera, intrinsically safe camera, VIS 350 camera, Wohler VIS 350 camera with detachable heads, push camera with 6mm diameter camera, drain camera, quality sewer camera, cheap sewer camera, color sewer camera, plumbing inspection camera,...
Roles of the Water Court and the State Engineer for water administration in Colorado
Colorado manages water using an administrative structure that is unique among the United States following the doctrine of prior appropriation: Water rights are adjudicated not by the State Engineer, but by Water Courts – separate from and operating in parallel to the criminal and civil courts – established specifically for this purpose. Fundamental to this system is the notion that water rights are property, with consequent protections under the US Constitution, but with the significant constraint that changes in...
Comparative analysis of water rights entitlements in India and China
Water rights are widely regarded as a crucial component to enhance efficient water use and for meeting a country's water resource challenges. This article presents a framework for analyzing and comparing the similarities as well as differences of the water rights systems between India and China. The article relies on the method of document research and comparative analysis to compare general characteristics of India and China's water rights systems based on six evaluation indicators and evaluation principles....