Should water be treated as an economic good and managed accordingly?

Recently, I came across an article about water supply privatisation in Delhi, India, and how after the success of the privatisation of power distribution, the Delhi government has decided to initiate the privatisation of water distribution. This got me to thinking, should our water be treated as an economic good and thus managed accordingly? What do you think? Is privatisation of water already happening in your country? If so, what does this mean for you?

 

I am looking forward to what you all have to say :) 

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Ghana privatized Ghana Water company eights years and the result of water became horribly unreachable. However the government two months ago aborigated that contract between her and ARV become the water supply had deteriorated badly and the poor suffered greatly

Privatizing water is a very bad policies the livelihood of the poor will be under serious threat. 

Hi Npong,

Thanks for your reply. I agree that the privatisation of water is a bad decision, especially for those who are less fortunate. For me the hardest part to think about is the fact that I come from a country where we have everything at our fingertips and yet I see so much waste going on. The amount of water we use to flush a toilet or take a shower, for instance, is far more than we need. If countries that have an abundance of water would figure out a way to not use so much of it and if all water was shared equally I think many issues would be solved. This is of course a very utopian way of thinking and this idea probably will never happen. I hope that someday we will be able to figure out a way that everyone can have clean drinking water and that this will be an issue of the past. What do you think? What is the best option to solve this problem? (It's a big question, I know, but I am interested to hear what you would do.)

Water situations in Kenya are not as promising and over 42% of Kenyans population cannot access clean water. statistic shows that 16.8 million Kenyans have have no direct access to safe water. Now recorded water related conflict in Kenya are often in the news. privatization of water can lead to extra burden to citizen especially in a country where we lack fertile minds and leadership that sit and plan with no individual interests(corruption). Lets leave water free...and at the rate we are destroying the environment and major water towers in Africa, water will cost us in the near future. i agree wit Npong Balikawu Francis...privatizing water is a bad policy especially in Africa.

good point, water should never be businessily  distributed anywhere 

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