Gun control may be a hot topic, but what about water control? Recent comments from Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck imply that the world’s water will soon come under the control of corporations like his. Brabeck makes the astonishing claim that water is not a human right, but should be managed by business people and governing bodies. He wants water controlled, privatized, and delegated in a way that sustains the planet.
All of this means that Brabeck’s future plans include monitoring and controlling the amount of water people use. One day, cities and towns may be forced by international law to limit each household to a set amount of water. People may have to obtain permits to dig wells or pay fines for collecting rainwater.
I – Word Understanding
Imply – to express indirectly
Astonishing claim – surprising statement
II – Have your say
1.Water scarcity: what can we do?
2.What might happen if international controls are placed on water sources as a select few corporate dictators rule over the water supply?.
3.In the US, many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.
052 Nestle CEO seeks to control the world’s water supply