1980 - present | books and various objects
There are many forms of water crisis, including the crisis of water pollution, of rising costs with privatization, and lack of access to water - most recently in the US, with Detroit’s water shut-offs during the height of the coronavirus. The director of the Water For All Campaign, Mary Grant, writes, "Water shutoffs over an inability to pay are always a human rights violation and the global pandemic underscores what is at stake when people are denied the resources they need to live, simply for being poor." Across low-income rural U.S., water systems are failing to protect public health due to poor regulation of agricultural waste and other pollutants. Aging infrastructure contributes to exposing about 21 million people to unhealthy drinking water.