India- different security issues. labour in carrying water. Water as a commons. They hang the man and flog the woman That steal the goose from off the common, But let the greater villain loose That steals the common from the goose. English folk poem, circa 1764.
They hang the man and flog the womanThat steal the goose from off the common,But let the greater villain looseThat steals the common from the goose.
English folk poem, circa 1764
The poet C.J Dennis also saw this in the poem[i]
Ye are the Great White People, masters and lords of the earth,
Spreading your stern dominion over the world's wide girth.
Here, where my fathers hunted since Time's primordial morn,
To our land's sweet, fecund places, you came with your kine and corn.
Mouthing your creed of Culture to cover a baser creed,
Your talk was of White Man's magic,- but your secret god was Greed.
And now that your generations to the second, the third have run,
White Man, what of my country? Answer, what have you done?
[i] C JDennis ‘The Spoilers’ The Herald 1935 p.6 This poem was about the Western District of NSW and written through the eyes of an Australian Aborigine.
Many Stakeholders many interlocking scales
“…the commitment of business to contribute to sustainable economic development, working with employees, their families, the local community and society at large to improve their quality of life.”
World Business Council on Sustainable Development
Identification of & prioritisation between stakeholders unclear
- Business approach- mainstream – applicable to most large corporations in Australia
- Social Primacy approach – Requires social welfare to be prioritised over corporate welfare – most Australian water supply corporations appear to follow this approach
Social Primacy Approach