"For a long time, water was under community control. Throughout the world, complex water-conservation and water-sharing systems ensured sustainability and accessibility to all. Community control was eroded when states took control over water resources. In the third world, government control was facilitated by giant water-project loans from the World Bank. Dams were a particularly popular means of shifting water control from communities to central governments and colonizing rivers and people." - Vandana Shiva, "Water Wars"