Transparency International found in its latest global corruption report that kickbacks, bribes and other forms of misconduct are the main causes of a universal water crisis. Corruption in the supply of water is prevalent and makes water unfit for drinking, standoffish and too expensive. That is why 1.2 billion people have no certain approach to water and 2.6 billion want in appropriate hygiene.
Corruption and mishandling of water resources is obvious every where in all water related activities. It is rampant in drilling well, in constructing water treatment plants and water dams. Water sector corruption varies from little inducement in water distribution to the pillaging of irrigation and hydropower financial support. In fact it is the basic cause of universal food scarcity.
Privatization of water has become the second name of manipulation of the poor. Only two transnational companies control the world’s water trade. They exploit the poor people and the rich resources. There interests lie only in profit making by fair or fowl means.
Corruption in drinking water and sanitation emerges at every point along the water delivery chain. It is the consequences of this corruption that the poor expend more on water than residents of richer areas.
A company was arraigned for supplying polluted water and fiscal wrongdoings.
Another company was found culpable of corruption three times during only one year. It was charged with the subornment and offerings to political parties.
The multinational companies ignore the law. Corruption has made water costly all over the world and billions of lives are in danger. Humble customers are obliged to pay the high price even for this low quality water.
The developed nations are not exempt from water corruption they are involved in tender irregularities and price setting. Erroneous and imperfect statistics, flawed suppositions, and failure to understand the significance of indigenous factors are the basis of this corruption. Man needs a lot of things to live but a few things are essential for life. Pure or impure drinking water is one of them. When we cast a cursory glance at the situation of water distribution and water supplies, we find that whole the sector is dirtied with the mud of corruption.
Many voices are being raised to free water from the clutches of profiteers and unscrupulous multinational company owners. In this regard the civil societies are on the forefront. The governments are adopting the middle way due to many covert and overt reasons. UN is also sitting on the wall. Only people and NGO, S are doing something to save water and save the deprived people of the world.The conservationist, user groups, non governmental organization, and representatives are struggling to find some means to get rid of this corruption and privatization.