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  1. Jess Cavin Agronomy 342 Student Presentation 2. <ul><li>Reasons for water conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Diarrhea: A common killer…
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  • 1. Jess Cavin Agronomy 342 Student Presentation
  • 2. <ul><li>Reasons for water conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Diarrhea: A common killer </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical Implications </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>Clean water is scarce (Donkor, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Water resources are shared between countries (Russell, 1999) </li></ul><ul><li>Political system and government resources (Donkor, 2006) </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>Leads to 90% of all deaths in children less than age 5 (Semba, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Causes include viruses, parasites, and bacteria present in unsanitary water (Semba, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Replacing lost fluids and salts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very difficult in the developing world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(Gleick, 2002) </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>Categorical Imperative: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What would happen if everyone used water like we do? (Semba, 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-Maleficence: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stop polluting our fresh water resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beneficence: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help provide capital for sustainable clean water projects (Donkor, 2006) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(Hinman, 2008) </li></ul>
  • 6. UN Millennium Goal: “ To halve, by the year 2015…the proportion of people who are unable to reach or to afford safe drinking water.”
  • 7. <ul><li>1.) Donkor, Stephen. “Water in Africa: Management Options to Enhance Survival and Growth.” Economic Commission for Africa. pp 6. September 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>2.) Gleick, Peter. “Dirty Water: Estimated Deaths from Water-Related Diseases 2000-2020.” Pacific Institute Research Report. pp 12. 15 August 2002. </li></ul><ul><li>3.) Hinman, Lawrence. Ethics: A Pluralistic Approach to Moral Theory . 4 th ed. Thomson Wadsworth. 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>4.) Semba, Richard. “Purchase of Drinking Water is Associated with Increased Child Morbidity and Mortality Among Urban Slum- Dwelling Families in Indonesia.” International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.” Vol 212. pp 387-397. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>5.) Smith, Russell. “Africa’s Potential Water Wars.” BBC News. 15 November 1999. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/454926.stm> </li></ul>
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