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 Maori/Scots New Zealander transplanted to Canada. Grandmother, academic, indigenous scholar, sometime singer, sometime activist, who cares passionately about our world.

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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