Water rights of Ireland and Jordan
AUGUST 20, 2014
The forest on the left is in Ireland. But Ireland was running out of water so its government recently brought in water charges. Ireland receives an average of 1000mm of annual rainfall and parts of its Atlantic coastline receive nearly 4000mm (4 meters) of rain each year. Ireland’s driest recorded year was 1887 when only 356.6 In fact, in 1997, the government of Ireland decided that water should be a basic human right.