EXTRA,  FEATURES,  May 2023,  Opinion,  View from the Water

Unexpected conflicts over water water use

Simon Griffiths reflects on how water projects can have unintended consequences.

Our theme of springs and beginnings this issue takes me back 34 years, and then meanders back to the present and potential conflicts over water use. In 1989, I did voluntary work in the highlands of Guatemala.

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I created Outdoor Swimmer in 2011 (initially as H2Open Magazine) as an outlet for my passion for swimming outdoors. I've been a swimmer and outdoor swimmer for as long as I remember. Swimming has made a huge difference to my life and I want to share its joys and benefits with as many people as possible. I am also the author of Swim Wild & Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 a Year and I provide one-to-one support to swimmers through Swim Mentoring.