Why Lakes and Rivers should have the same Rights as Humans

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Media Type: Video

Date of Publication: December

Year of Publication: 2019

Publication City: Vancouver, Canada & New York, N.Y.

Publisher: TED Conferences

Author(s): Kelsey Leonard

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Water is essential to life. Yet in the eyes of the law, it remains largely unprotected — leaving many communities without access to safe drinking water, says legal scholar Kelsey Leonard. In this powerful talk, she shows why granting lakes and rivers legal “personhood” — giving them the same legal rights as humans — is the first step to protecting our bodies of water and fundamentally transforming how we value this vital resource.

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