My hope is that the author’s choice of title “Who owns America’s Water” is intended to be provocative.
Regardless, I will take it as such. It could be edifying to approach it as a Koan.
It seems to me that Mother Earth, though not “owning” water is the exquisite, unparalleled super-steward of this life force.
Companies like Nestle are the 21st century walking dead dealing out epidemics of death by a billion cuts.
Administrations like those of Detroit are FINALLY being recognized as criminal?. Emergency managers? Place all who advance and or practice such notions in a private prison under permanent, sequestered emergency management of their own documented design and require weekly reports so that all of us can see whether they are capable of reform. If not, throw away the damn key and let their “for profit” designs take their pound of flesh from their own asses.
NOW, full compensation for those subjected to the criminal acts - which should include full funding to those communities impacted, for them to create communities that DO WORK and FUNCTION. Billion $ corporations like Nestle need to be made to provide the compensation and if need be, forced into bankruptcy and their poisonous legacy the subject of study in all American schools. .