Eve Warburton, Author at State of the Planet

Eve is currently completing an M.A. Human Rights Studies at Columbia University, and works part time as a Research Assistant at the Earth Institute. Her M.A. thesis examines debates over the human right to water and corporate water use in Indonesia.

Recent Posts

Bottled Water – Big Business in Indonesia

The movement to challenge the bottled water industry has come a pretty long way in countries like the USA, Australia and Canada. Public education campaigns by organizations like the Council of Canadians, Pacific Institute and Corporate Accountability International, have debunked the myth that bottled water is necessarily cleaner or healthier than tap water, and emphasized… read more

by |September 12, 2011

A Human Right to Water – Can it Make a Difference?

Despite the UN’s 2010 resolution on the human right to water, debate continues over how useful a rights approach really is. Even if we identify water as a human right, where the state is the principal duty-bearer, will it improve access to water for communities in need?

by |July 27, 2011

A Right, a Need, or an Economic Good? Debating our Relationship to Water

Debates about the human right to water, and the role of the state or private companies in ensuring access, illustrate that water provision is anything but apolitical.

by |June 6, 2011