Alternative World Water Forum

This paper examines three national-level strategies championed by social movement coalitions in El Salvador in order to address the freshwater crisis by challenging its systemic causes. These strategies include: a national ban on metal mining, a constitutional amendment recognizing the human right to water, and a general water law that legally establishes social control of water resources and services. These strategies are aimed, in part, at balancing power by strengthening the sovereignty of the Salvadoran people to determine their own freshwater future.

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