Presenter Information

Denise DawleyFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

water, privatization, Cochabamba

Biography

I am a senior forensic chemistry and Spanish major and presenting a paper for my Spanish capstone.

Major

Forensic Chemistry and Spanish

Advisor for this project

Dr. María Cristina Burgueño

Start Date

18-4-2019 2:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2019 3:15 PM

Abstract

Water privatization tends to be skewed significantly negative in films such as Even the Rain and others which prevents an obstacle to a more nuanced approach. These films tend to leave information about problems that existed before and after a private company gets involved. With an increasing population and effects from climate change, water’s value economically, environmentally, and culturally will increase in the future. A close examination of the water conflict in Cochabamba, Bolivia could provide insights on the issues of solving water scarcity and providing access to clean water to people. Even the Rain and films with similar approaches do highlight cultural issues of privatization such as the undertones of neo-colonialism and ahistorical perspective by multinational companies. However, they fail to account for viable methods to solve the water infrastructure problems faced in Cochabamba and similar places.

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Apr 18th, 2:00 PM Apr 18th, 3:15 PM

“Even the Rain: What it Gets Right and What it Gets Wrong About Water Privatization”

Water privatization tends to be skewed significantly negative in films such as Even the Rain and others which prevents an obstacle to a more nuanced approach. These films tend to leave information about problems that existed before and after a private company gets involved. With an increasing population and effects from climate change, water’s value economically, environmentally, and culturally will increase in the future. A close examination of the water conflict in Cochabamba, Bolivia could provide insights on the issues of solving water scarcity and providing access to clean water to people. Even the Rain and films with similar approaches do highlight cultural issues of privatization such as the undertones of neo-colonialism and ahistorical perspective by multinational companies. However, they fail to account for viable methods to solve the water infrastructure problems faced in Cochabamba and similar places.