Photo: "Water Mafias" Put Stranglehold on Public Water Supply



Women struggle through a crowd to reach a mobile water tanker in a slum area of Hyderabad, India, on March 21, 2007.

Corruption plagues water-related industries around the world, forcing the poor to pay more for basic drinking water and sanitation services, says a report released in August 2008.

Photograph by Mahesh Kumar/AP


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