By Sajith Anjickal, National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
“Water, water, everywhere….nor any drop to drink.” These musings of Samuel Taylor seem nothing less than a foretelling of the looming water crisis in the current century. Water scarcity as a grave concern should be a wake-up call to the world, especially with Cape Town in South Africa doomed to become the first city in the world to hit an irremediable drought-like situation. And unfortunately, many cities like Sao Polo and Bengaluru are next in line in this rather sombre list. (more…)