The droughts experienced by communities worldwide serve as an urgent reminder that we need to more fully comprehend the ethical underpinnings of our water policies. Now more than ever, our actions in relation to water require an encompassing moral foundation—one that includes an understanding of people and water as interconnected parts of a greater whole.
While science is indispensable for helping us to understand the world around us, science simply tells us how the world is, not how it ought to be. Join Center Contributors in considering how our responsibilities to water can help us make better decisions for the whole community of life.
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Photo Credit: Geoff Pugh, courtesy of Oxfam East Africa and Flickr.