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The Global Water Grab

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This article gives a good overview of the growing phenomenon of water grabbing, the taking of finite water resources by powerful actors for their own benefit. Like land, water is increasingly being described as a commodity, a “blue gold” sought after by countries and private investors worldwide.




By Jennifer Franco and Sylvia Kay

Transnational Institute

March 2012



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