David Getches discusses the recently released Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Politics and Identity, a book which he co-authored, and how modern society is affecting our water culture as well as the rights of indigenous communities around the world
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Indigenous people around the world depend on water for their agriculture, their cultural traditions, and their spirituality. A new book, Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Politics and Identity explores this intense cultural interdependence. Circle of Blue Reporter Molly Ramsey spoke with one of the book’s authors, David Getches. He’s Dean of the University of Colorado Law School and Professor of Natural Resources Law. For the book, Getches writes on international law and the potential to secure water rights for indigenous communities.
Thank you, Molly. Circle of Blue reporter Molly Ramsey has been speaking with David Getches. He’s dean at the University of Colorado Law School. To learn more about his work and other projects, be sure to tune in to Circle of Blue online at 188.8.131.52/~circl731.
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Read an excerpt from the introductory chapter Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Politics and Identity, a book on the effect modern society has on water culture and indigenous communities.
For more Circle of Blue reports on indigenous people and the right to water, read this article on Ecuadorian protests of a water reform bill or this article on the struggle in Copenhagen during the COP15 UN Climate Conference.