Who owns the water in Peru?

The global water crisis is nowhere more acute than in Peru, where aggressive privatization has left most water sources in the hands of business, including some of the world’s largest mining conglomerates.

Indigenous communities, with scant resources to resist or advocate for their needs, face everything from dried-up and contaminated waterways to an utter lack of access to water, in the most extreme cases.

A collection of articles, documents, maps and short films, in Quechua, English, and Spanish, provides an intimate and exhaustive look at 50 years of fraught water ownership in the Peruvian Andes.

Source: Ojo Publico

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