Alternative World Water Forum

FAME workshops will take place on 15 and 16 March at the Dock des Suds and the Cabaret Rouge (near Dock des Suds).

Thursday 15 March from 10am to 12.30pm

  • The right to water and food security, Internationalisation of local water battles: Empowerment of local actors
  • Water and Sanitation in major cities of Niger and Burkina Faso
  • Mediterranean
  • Community solutions for water management
  • Local struggles against the plundering of the resource
  • Alternatives to Privatization and New Meanings of Public (part 1)
  • Water and Hydrocarbons

Thursday 15 March from 1pm to 3.30pm

  • Neoliberal policies of international financial institutions
  • Agriculture policy, water use and the sharing of water: Productivity-oriented agriculture and the water crisis: The PAC policy and the free market policy with emerging countries
  • The Roma people and their access to water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Decentralised cooperation
  • The Water Cycle: Water as heritage; defense of the ecosystem and the rights of local populations
  • Alternatives to Privatization and New Meanings of Public (part 2)
  • Water and the mining industry in Latin America: Ecological disasters, social struggles (round table discussion 1).

Thursday 15 March from 3.30pm to 6pm

  • Water: An obstacle to emancipation?
  • Water policy and the unwarranted influence of multinationals
  • Efficiency of direct public management
  • Water, hygiene and sanitation: From the Comoros to the Comorian community in Marseille
  • Water & health
  • Water and Crime: Developing legislative tools to defend the right to water and penalize its irrational use
  • European Citizen’s Initiative
  • Alternatives to Privatization and New Meanings of Public (part 3)
  • Water and the mining industry in Latin America: Ecological disasters, social struggles (round table discussion 2)

Friday 16 March from 10am to 12.30pm

  • Preview of the Water Tribunal
  • The right to water and food security, struggles and pleas
  • Issues about Lake Chad, a major cross-border lake in the heart of Africa
  • Sciences, Water & Media
  • Public-public partnerships
  • Water grabbing (in a bottle)
  • We write water, we read democracy
  • Water, shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (workshop)
  • Access to sanitation, managed as a common good, using alternative techniques

Friday 16 March from 1pm to 3.30pm

  • Preview of the Water Tribunal
  • Local and democratic management of water and food sovereignty
  • Rivers
  • Economics, politics, law, culture and social sciences: Water issues & alternatives (part 1)
  • Public water management models
  • Resistance and struggle against privatisation
  • Making the right to water effective
  • Water and hydroelectric dams (round table discussion)
  • Common goods against the commodification of life and of the planet, strategies and mobilisations of social and environmental movements  towards RIO+20 and beyond?

Friday 16 March from 3.30pm to 6pm

  • Preview of the Water Tribunal
  • The role of women in water management
  • Palestine/Middle East
  • Agriculture policy, water use and the sharing of water: Conditions for use, water conservation, regional specialisations
  • Economics, politics, law, culture and social sciences: Water issues & alternatives (part 2)
  • Public water management models
  • Water and extractivism (round table conclusion)
  • Water and Land in the Context of Climate Change: In the Search of Just Solutions
  • Water and energy
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One Response so far.

  1. Well received. Hope to be in Marseille on 11th March 2012.
    IRTECO team of 3 will attend the FAME workshops accordingly.
    Myanza