The Human Right to Water: Market Allocations and Subsistence in a World of Scarcity

  • Kevin McAdam
Keywords: Undergraduate research, Education abroad, Undergraduate research abroad, Water scrarcity


This article presents an undergraduate student research project on water scarcity and basic rights to water by concentrating on multinational corporate ownership of water resources and the WTO´s trade-related role in water availability in Geneva, Switzerland.


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Author Biography

Kevin McAdam

Kevin C. McAdam, of Denver, CO, graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Boston College’s Honors Program in May, 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, was awarded the Scholar of the College designation for his undergraduate thesis, and received the William J. Kenealy award for distinguished academic work and social concern. He was awarded a Faculty/Undergraduate Research Fellowship following his semester abroad in Geneva, Switzerland. Currently, he is pursuing a graduate degree in Poverty and Development Studies under the auspices of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship at Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile.


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How to Cite
McAdam, K. (2005). The Human Right to Water: Market Allocations and Subsistence in a World of Scarcity. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 12(1), 59-85.

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