The Rights of Nature may improve water and sanitation in Sierra Leone

Authors

  • Abu-Bakarr S. Mansaray PhD Candidate, Oklahoma State University, Environmental Science Graduate Program.
  • Jason Aamodt Assistant Professor of Practice, Oklahoma State University, Spears College of Business.

Abstract

Water resource protection is becoming increasingly important within the nation of Sierra Leone. Concomitantly, on the world stage, attention is drawing to the Rights of Nature as Ecuador, India and New Zealand and various Non-Governmental Organizations pioneer this ancient social construct into law in the twenty-first century. The coincidental emergence of these two issues raises the question: Might the Rights of Nature provide a way to address Sierra Leone’s water concerns?

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Published

2017-12-31

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Letters to the Editor