Valerie Vande Panne

“Stateside” interview

I spoke with Michigan Radio about what we can learn from Bolivia’s Water Wars:

“In 1999, the water in Bolivia was privatized, which led to an increase in rates. But the people of Bolivia rose up and fought to regain control over the water supply. At the heart of the struggle against privatization was a belief that water is a basic human right.

Not everyone in Michigan shares that viewpoint.

Listen to the full interview above to hear about the differences between the Bolivian people and Michiganders, the Bolivians’ their approach to water, and what questions Michigan residents should be asking when it comes to what is coming out of their tap.”

Listen here.