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Baltimore Poised to Become First U.S. City to Amend its Charter to Prohibit Leases and Sales of its Water and Sewer System. Today, the Baltimore City Council, led by Council President Bernard “Jack” Young,  made history by unanimously voting to amend the City Charter to declare the sewer system and   Read More ...

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Mr. Evo Morales Ayma President Plurinational State of Bolivia STOP FRACKING IN BOLIVIA: A GOVERNMENT THAT CLAIMS TO BE A TRUE PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT COMMIT CRIMES AGAINST NATURE, ITS INHABITANTS AND TERRITORIES AND AGAINST THE VERY SOURCE OF LIFE, WATER A few weeks ago, your government announced with surprising   Read More ...

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Minister Licenciado Tarcisio Granizo Ministry of Environment Ecuador Secretary Humberto Cholango National Secretariat of Water, Ecuador 3rd of July 2018 Dear Minister, dear Secretary, With this letter, we would like express our concern about the problematic of a gold mining concession in your country, the concession to the firm Minera   Read More ...

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London, Prague, Radolfzell, Vienna  – Representatives from the Save the Blue Heart of Europe campaign to save Europe’s last remaining wild rivers handed in a petition endorsed globally by more than 120,000 people, calling on international development banks to rein in financial support for hydropower projects in the Balkans. Delivered to   Read More ...

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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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