KQED: Should Water be a Commodity or a Right?

In science classes, we learn that water is the source of all life. Without water, people become dehydrated and other serious health problems follow. People cannot live without water. However, the amount of water sources that are drying up around the world are growing, which serves as a problem.This problem has brought up questions of whether the price of water should rise, giving people an incentive to conserve water. This would only give the wealthy an advantage over the poor.i-heart-water

I strongly believe that clean and filtered water should be available to everyone, regardless of class, race, where they are from, etc. Because water is essential to all life, people everywhere have a born right to have access to clean water. No law nor price increase should limit others from the one thing they need to survive. People should view water as a right, certainly not a commodity. However, with that said, I feel that it is important to be conscious of the fact that we do not have unlimited access to clean water. We should conserve water, not because a price increase forces us to do so, but because it is the right thing to do and is what needs to be done to allow others to have access to water as well.

For more information: http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2014/04/29/should-water-be-a-commodity-or-a-right/

Picture: http://green-mom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/i-heart-water.jpg


3 thoughts on “KQED: Should Water be a Commodity or a Right?

  1. The idea of should water be a commodity or a right is something I have not thought about but will now think about, thanks for posting this.

  2. I really like your post for multiple reasons. First, starting with a short video was really engaging. You include important specifics and clearly present the information. You raise great points and support your statements with evidence and explanations. This post is really well done!

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