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The Poor in Detroit Struggle to Cope with Water Shutoffs

July 12th, 2011

As the world’s growing population hits up against an increasingly limited supply of fresh water, local communities are suffering. Poor residents of the city of Detroit are among those struggling to cope with water shutoffs. This reality continues despite passage of the UN Resolution declaring water as a human right last year.

Students at the University of Michigan have studied the growing water crisis in Detroit and peoples’ efforts to do something about it. Read their report. (Download PDF)



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