Land and water grab

In many developing countries, the objective to ensure food and water security is hindered by investment deals that target productive farmlands and, of course, their underlying water. In many regions of the world we now see a process that can be defined as "water grabbing", a situation where valuable water resources are controlled by powerful actors who use them for the own benefit, while local communities are deprived of the resources and the livelihood that depends on it.

What do you think about foreign investments in land? How do you think they impact the countries' water resources? Which are the positive and negative aspects?

You can also read some recent and very interesting publications in the Documents folder of the Community Café. Feel free to share more documents and information and let me know your view on the land-water grab issue!