Environmental issues

Environmental issues

Please read Chapter 5:  Water in Turk and Bensel’s Contemporary Environmental issues text book (2014). Please use my text book as a reference.  You will participate in a debate over the issue of water privatization. This issue regards whether or not private corporations should be allowed to own and control fresh drinking water supplies.  Should safe drinking water be considered a basic human right (owned by everyone), or a commodity (to be managed by corporations)?  There are a number of pro and con arguments on both sides.  For an overview of the issue, please watch Liquid Assets:  The Big Business of Water, starting with Segment 13, “Chile’s Commercialized View of Water” and watch the remaining 15 minutes on this topic.  For full access to this video please us Films on Demand through Ashford Library.

For our debate, there will need to be two sides: pro (supporting water privatization) and con (opposed to water privatization).  

My teacher chose the pro side for my discussion……

In a well-crafted discussion post at least 200 words first clearly identify your assigned side which is pro.  Then porvide at least three clearly worded concise arguments for your side of the debate.  Providing examples to support your arguments will aid in making them stronger.  You should cite and reference at least two credible or scholarly sources in your post.  

Using what you have learned from the water privatization debate, take the following steps to cast a vote on your stance on the topic of water privatization.  

So mine will be about Pro (supporting water privatization)

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