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Water commons grabbing and (in)justice

Water commons are water resources collectively managed and utilized by communities as common property to support their food security, traditions, and livelihoods. Water commons are under increasing pressure of acquisition, privatization, and grabbing. This Comment analytically defines the water commons, examines their vulnerability to grabbing, and discusses the associated water justice and environmental implications.

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Fig. 1: Typologies of water acquisition.


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D’Odorico, P., Dell’Angelo, J. & Rulli, M.C. Water commons grabbing and (in)justice. Nat Water 2, 300–302 (2024).

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