Carlos Perez Guartambel is indigenous leader, lawyer, activist and president of ECUARUNARI (Ecuador's Kichwa Confederation). He speaks about privatization of water and about how big business can water actually be in a country which states a human right to water in the constitution and privatization prohibited. He speaks about the struggle of indigenous people to protect nature and water and for autonomous communitarian water systems.

"There is a solemn declaration of human right to water in the constitution but this is like the cackle of a hen that never puts the egg because now there was a great opportunity to incorporate in the new Water Law the human right to water but in practice, that is that there is a minimal amount of water which would not have a price so all the people could have access to water. But this was not legislated. Secondly, this Water law is permissive, that means that it allows mining and extractivist activities in the water sources... and this is very grave."

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