Tuesday, February 12, 2019

"Principles of Water Ethics"

(by Bruce Jennings, Paul Heltne & Kathryn Kintzele)

The significance of water for life and health is fundamental and can scarcely be overstated, and hence the pertinence of ethics to water utilization and management is clear in a general sense. It is important for everyone involved in water resource management and in public health to have a well-reasoned understanding of the moral values and obligations that correspond to that significance. In the domain of ethics, questions of scientific knowledge come together with aspects of cultural meaning and perception; questions of conservation, sanitation, and health promotion come together with questions of justice, equity, and human rights; questions of sustainability and biodiversity come together with questions of democratic governance, law, and policy.


Documents and online resources on topics of interest for geoethics: 

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics: