INTRODUCTION ‘Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed’ – Mahatma Gandhi. Water is becoming a serious concern across the globe. The nature and severity of the issue varies from place to place, but the factors driving are common to an extent. From the words of the United Nations Development Programme, water is the stuff of life and a basic human right. Therefore, water is an essential element for each and every human being – for life on earth and as a result for concern in law.
First, they recognized that Indigenous communities have a critical role in environmental development and management. “The importance of indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge and practices was acknowledged, and the international community committed itself to promoting, strengthening and protecting the rights, knowledge and practices of indigenous peoples and their communities” (OHCHR). The second resolution recognized indigenous communities dependency on natural resources and the importance of sharing the “benefits that come from using traditional knowledge, innovations and practices to conserve biological diversity, including species diversity” (OHCHR). Fortunately, these conclusions have had positive effects on the protection of the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Today, an increasing amount of countries and the general public have recognized many rights of indigenous peoples.
If this be so then there is peace here and hereafter. Thus, humans ought to realize that God has created both man and nature and he is a part of the biotic community. In the same vein of human beings, every member of the biotic community, i.e., be they animals, plants etc. have right to survive. Equally every member of the biotic community deserves respect from every other member of the community.
And people have to live within the rules, laws, and statutes of God. God's law is the law of love. So the man in all the realities of life must see everything that intersect in their lives from the paradigm of God. So the human identity as a creature was motivated to do all the laws, commands, and statutes it is out of love, with declares the human identity as a creature can glorify his
1. Dignity – • Dignity is the foundation of human ethics and morality. It is a very deep concept but basically it refers to a state or nature of deserving honor, respect and basic rights. • The idea of dignity looms large in the postwar landscape of public ethics. The Human Dignity originates from God, it explicates that every living being is created by God and posses a unique identity and this identity should be guarded, respected and honored irrespective of shape, size, color, gender or religion.
His whole life had a close connection with nature—the permanent subject sung highly by human being. Wordsworth was called by Shelly “Poet of nature”. He, too, called himself “A Worshiper of Nature”. He held a firm faith that nature could enlighten the kindheartedness and universal brotherhood of human being, and only exist in harmony with nature where man could get true happiness. Wordsworth believed that God and his divine spirit pervaded the entire.
John Locke: John lock said that there are some rights that are given by the god to human. The most basic rights are life, liberty and property. All people should respect these rights. No person should deny these laws. To preserve these rights is the main purpose of the law.
'Common People, Not Corporates Should Own The Water Resources: Rajendra Singh -Atul Chaurasia "Rahiman paani raakhiye, Bin paani sab soon. Paani gaye na ubere Moti, manus, choon..." (Says Rahim, keep water/ As without water there is nothing/ Sans water pearl loses its luster, Man its existence, Lime its effervescence) Nothing signifies the importance of water more than this couplet by the 16th-century poet Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana. It goes without saying that water is vital for the existence of mankind. But, water resources in modern times are constrained like never before. Last month, Section-144 had to be imposed in Maharashtra's Latur and Osamanabad districts to prevent riots arising out of acute water scarcity.
It is important to note that our abilities which comprises of our skills, talents, creativity, wisdom and power is all tired to the assignment given to us for humanity. In other for us humans to be useful, in other for us to be relevant and preserve this planet. We should realise that we are not an exception to the three main reasons why we were created in the first place. Having a full knowledge of these reasons will enable you to live your life as much as you can, without have doubt in mind concerning your purpose in life. It will encourage, empower and provide you with the necessary wisdom you require to have a clear vision of your purpose despite your uniqueness as a person.
It was always thought that municipalities and government should take responsibility as pollution was happening there and water was regulated and managed at that level. As time evolved, policy makers noticed that natural resources problems such as air and water are not government level dependent, rather they are interconnected and realized that they need to be protected at international level. It is impossible for the people and economy to exist without environment. All these interdependent to each other. It is therefore imperative to protect and use natural resources sustainable for future generations (Boundless.com).