Without water, life does not exist.
This year, our Minority and Indigenous Trends report focuses on water
Reflections on water rights worldwide
What is the water crisis all about?
People, Process and Planet – that is what it comes down to. Read these chapters written by experts to understand why.
How does water inequity manifest itself?
Minorities and indigenous peoples throughout the world are experiencing serious levels of water poverty.
Sanitation is a major concern for minority and indigenous communities impacted by water shortages, displacement or pollution.
Rising water pollution levels are catalysing compounded rights violations for minorities and indigenous peoples.
Extreme weather is increasingly aggravating the exclusion faced by minority and indigenous communities worldwide.
Droughts are intensifying, intersecting with and worsening rights violations for minorities and indigenous peoples.
Inadequate, unplanned or environmentally destructive infrastructure is spawning rights violations for minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide.
Pre-existing tensions are exacerbated by water stress and scarcity, leading to many forms of conflict impacting minorities and indigenous peoples.
Minorities, indigenous peoples and marginalized farming communities are facing humanitarian and human rights crises caused by rising demands on water.
Achieving recognition for minority and indigenous peoples’ rights over water is a vital step towards water justice.
For many minorities and indigenous peoples, water is an intrinsic part of community spiritual beliefs and cultural identities.
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Banner video: Leweton Village Cultural Group perform ‘Sogor (Rim Rim Siag)’, on Espiritu Santo Island in Vanuatu, in an excerpt from Vanuatu Women’s Water Music (2015), directed by Tim Cole and produced by Further Arts and Small Island Big Song.