To water: It is the right of the preservation of the quality and composition of water to sustain life systems and their protection with regards to contamination, for renewal of the life of Mother Earth and all its components.
The statement is one of the rights to which Mother Earth and her constituent life systems, including human communities, are entitled, according to one Bolivian law.
The highest country in South America has gained global attention for its Law of the Rights of Mother Earth - Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra - launched in 2010, which accords nature the same rights as humans.
The ten articles law defines Earth as “a collective subject of public interest” and addresses sensitive issues such as the diversity of life, the water, air and contamination status, the rights for equilibrium and restoration.
Bolivia is all about extremes - climate varies drastically from one eco-region to the other, mainly due to its variable altitudes, ranging from 90 to over 6500 meters above the sea level, which allow for a vast biologic diversity. It is a multicultural country - there are approximately three dozen native groups totalling almost half of the Bolivian population, and most of them are concentrated in the Andean Altiplano.
El Altiplano is the largest and highest plateau in the world outside of Tibet. It is also home to Titicaca Lake, the highest navigable, and Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world. While such a high altitude sounds like a cold, barren and desolate place, it is actually home to a number of plants, animals, and many human settlements.