Lucy Rodina recently presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Environmental Ethics, held in Kiel, Germany from July 22 to 23, 2015. At the conference, Lucy represented both the EDGES research collaborative as well as the Water Ethics Network in which she has been involved since 2012 as a social media outreach manager. Lucy presented a paper, titled “Ethics of the Human Right to Water: limitations and opportunities”, based on her Master’s work on the Human Right to Water in Cape Town, South Africa. In her talk, Lucy explored the ethical dimensions of a Human Right to Water through the lens of the lived experiences of impoverished residents of Khayelitsha, Cape Town, with water services.
Lucy presented in one of 3 sessions on water ethics, organized by David Groenfeldt (Founder and Director of the Water-Culture Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Founder of the Water Ethics Network) and Rafael Ziegler, Professor of Political Philosophy and Environmental Ethics at the University of Greifswald. Among the main objectives of the water ethics sessions was a discussion of the Water Ethics Charter, an initiative of the Water Ethics Network and collaborators at the Alliance for Water Stewardship, the Botin Foundation Water Observatory, the Center for Water Use Ethics (Egypt), the French Water Academy, the Indigenous Environmental Network, UNESCO, the Water-Culture Institute, and the Water Youth Network. For more information, visit the WEN website.