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Why We Do The Things We Do? The Role Of Ethics In Water Resource Planning, Amy Hardberger Jan 2008

Why We Do The Things We Do? The Role Of Ethics In Water Resource Planning, Amy Hardberger

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Water provides a natural framework in the role of ethics because ethical issues are present in every facet of water management. The value of water and the creation of ethics dictate decisions regarding water resource management. Value can be assessed from factors including happiness, well-being, or intrinsic value. Once a value is assessed, obligations that dictate actions regarding this issue are generated, and an ethic is created.

Various domestic and international policies have, both explicitly and implicitly, called for a human right to water. The presence of domestic and international policies that recognize or protect a person’s right to ...