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This is a case study of one community and its water amid the large dynamics of economic and population growth. The case study vividly shows how a community, while working hard, can become victimized by these forces.
Bangladesh is a land of water, presumably in abundance. This study reviews the role and use of water in a community which appears to have plenty of water--but as this study admirably demonstrates having much water does not correlate to high quality of life. The community of study which long presumed that this was their sustainable resource, now finds that in the undermined quality (due most critically chemical pollution) they are bereft. The dynamics of poverty with national policies favoring industrial loose regulation and human population growth which takes away the voice of the people are demonstrated to be two contributing factors to the general loss of empowerment in the community.
DT, Professor of Social Change