The privatization of water, more in the context of water scarcity aggravated by the climate crisis, threatens the human right to this resource, warned several specialists consulted by EFE, who warned of the risk of speculation and a rise in the price of water, which implies leaving it “in the hands of the market”, as illustrated by the case of Chile.

Chile, which has just rejected at the polls the Constitution proposed by the citizens of the Constitutional Convention -which, among other measures, eliminated the privatization of water armored by the current Chilean Magna Carta-, recently experienced a drought that left nearly 50% of its population under water scarcity decree.

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