Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter is executive director of Food & Water Watch in Washington, D.C.

Recent Articles

The Perils of Privatization

If adequate water for drinking and sanitation is essential for life, shouldn't we consider water a human right? Not everyone thinks so. In February, the United Nations Human Rights Council missed a critical opportunity to recognize a human right to water. As a result of lobbying by the United States and Canada, the council derailed a European-backed declaration, accepting instead a weaker resolution that actually protects a corporation's right to sell water.