Plumbing the Rights (2002)

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Examines the daily struggle for freshwater for drinking, cooking and washing faced by one in six of the world's population. The UN has set a target to halve the number of people without adequate water supplies by 2015. Considers how this might be achieved. The fashionable panacea is privatisation, partnerships and community mobilisation. The programme visits people at the sharp end of the water crisis to find out their ideas on how to solve it.

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