This week’s profiled resource is: Thirsting for Justice: Transparency and Poor People’s Struggle for Clean Water in Indonesia, Mongolia, and Thailand , a report that comes to us from the Access Initiative and @ElizabethMoses from the World Resources Institute. This publication looks at the right to information and access to clean water, which are relevant issues as demonstrated in @manjumenon’s community discussion post on a ruling by Indonesia’s Supreme Court that stopped water privatization in Jakarta.
More about the resource Thirsting for Justice: Transparency and Poor People’s Struggle for Clean Water in Indonesia, Mongolia and Thailand:
The report reveals that, like many Asian countries, the governments of Indonesia, Mongolia and Thailand are not effectively telling the public if the water they rely on for drinking, bathing, farming, and fishing is polluted or dangerously toxic. It finds that, despite passing strong “right to know” laws, these governments are putting Asia’s poorest communities at risk by not providing the water pollution information that people need.
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