Blue Ethics: Ethical Perspectives – Foreword

Blue Ethics is a very different type of book compared to others available on water. First its coverage, in terms of subjects considered, is very diversified. These range from the importance of women’s voice where water stress is a threat to important other topics like plastic contamination in the food chain, impacts of microplastics on aquatic organisms, water as a human right, developing financial models to promote access to drinking water and sanitation, water conflicts, legal and economic perspectives, right to food and water, management of transboundary aquifers, social costs for building dams and a series of articles on ethical perspectives, including global water ethic and justice. Together, they will give the readers an excellent perspective on the complexities and diversities of the water issues and challenges facing the world.

By Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, Foreword of the book: Blue Ethics. Ethical Perspectives on Sustainable, Fair Water Resources Use and Management, by Benoît Girardin and Evelyne Fiechter-Widemann, 2019,, pages 9-13.

Foreword online