From water wars to water scarcity: Bolivia’s cautionary tale | Climate Connections

When Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived at the new Uyuni airport last August and found no water running from the tap, he publicly reprimanded and promptly dismissed his Minister of Water. As it happened, the pipes were merely frozen. The incident underscores the critical—and highly symbolic—role of water in the politics of this landlocked Andean nation.

via From water wars to water scarcity: Bolivia’s cautionary tale | Climate Connections.

Author: Makere

A transplanted New Zealand Scots/Maori academic/grandmother/random singer and sometime activist, my life is shaped by a deep conviction of the necessity for active critical engagement in the multi-faceted global and local crises of being and survival of species that confront us in the 21st century, the urgency of re-visioning the meaning of thriving together, and the contribution of Indigenous knowledge systems to a truly sustainable and just global society.

3 thoughts on “From water wars to water scarcity: Bolivia’s cautionary tale | Climate Connections”

  1. Thanks Tiffany.. I’m not sure that I’ve understood your comment.. its quite common for waterlines to be frozen in winter in many places..the cost of the infrastructure and energy to avoid that situation is really prohibitive in many many places.

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  2. It’s the 21st century. Unless we’re talking Siberia or other arctic areas, I don’t think it’s acceptable for waterlines to be frozen.

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