The water crisis in scientific publications: environmental bioethics perspectives

Marta Luciane Fischer, Thiago Rocha da Cunha, Caroline Filla Rosaneli, Renata Bicudo Molinari, Anor Sganzerla


The water crisis affects biodiversity as a whole and creates ethical issues regarding humanity’s relationship with water as well as the impact on vulnerable populations.This article analyzes the ethics of the scientific community’s approach to addressing the water crisis. Scientific literature relating to the water crisis was analyzed qualitatively based on its content. It was found that the scientific community’s reluctance to discuss the ethical problems related to the water crisis results in a failure to clearly identify those who are vulnerable in this process. In order to overcome this failing, we propose the introduction of environmental bioethics, with methodology based on an interdisciplinary dialogue, in order to analyze and integrate the various human or natural interests as well as to highlight the true causes of the water crisis.


environment, ethic, management, vulnerability, water.

Revista Ambiente & Água. ISSN:1980-993X DOI:10.4136/1980-993X

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