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Hydropower projects described as run of river evoke images of unimpeded rivers delivering clean power without the environmental and social costs of traditional dams. And influential institutions like the World Bank tout the share of run of river projects in their hydro portfolios, suggesting such projects have few adverse impacts.   Read More ...

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Barcelona’s battle to take its water company back under public ownership is reaching its climax in the courts and at the ballot box. When the citizen platform, Barcelona En Comú, crowdsourced its manifesto for the Barcelona city elections in 2015, its most popular proposal was to remunicipalize the city’s water   Read More ...

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When Cape Town acknowledged in February that it would run out of water within months, South Africa suddenly became the global poster child for bad water management. Newspapers revealed that the federal government had been slow to respond to the city’s three-year drought because the mayor belongs to an opposition   Read More ...

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New research exposes predatory bottled water marketing tactics — and how the bottled water industry negatively impacts people and the environment. Corporations Like Nestlè Are Wasting Your Money In our latest report on the impacts of the bottled water industry on people and the environment, Take Back the Tap: The   Read More ...

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Monday 9 October 2017 was another good day for the fight toward the realization of the right to water and sanitation in Indonesia. The Supreme Court just made a decision in favor of citizen lawsuit against privatization of Jakarta water. This decision seconded prior decision made the Central Jakarta District   Read More ...

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September 11, 2017 Report on the current status of the ILISU Project and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project and HASANKEYF by Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive This reports includes the general description and the current situation of the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Powerplant Project. It gives the basics for interested people   Read More ...

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The central government of Indonesia has repeatedly announced its ambition to increase access to clean water to 100 percent in 2019.  To achieve this, about 27 million new connections are needed, with an investment need as much as IDR 274.80 trillion. And most of the time, as clearly seen from   Read More ...

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As the storm that was hurricane Harvey deluged the areas around Houston, Texas, large parts of northern India, Nepal and Bangladesh also experienced heavy rains. And the city of Mumbai was hit by another major flooding espisode. Several people have died in the city, many in the collapse of a   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories