Fresh water exemplifies philosophy of Ubuntu: mutual interdependence for collective survival. The Jesuit provincial for the East African countries of Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, and North Sudan, argued in his lecture that water – be it groundwater, surface water, or desalinated water – is a planetary patrimony bequeathed to the inhabitants of the planet and therefore should not be monopolised by special interest groups and “ravenous investors.”
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This last March 22 marked World Water Day in this the year of International Water Cooperation. Asia Water Week was celebrated from the 13th – 15th March, with a focus on “Securing Water for All”, yet some 19 million Filipinos do not have access to safe water, and 75% of countries in the Asia-Pacific Region are experiencing a serious lack of water security.