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Running through eleven countries for 6,853 kilometres, the Nile is a lifeline for nearly half a billion people. But the river itself has been a source of tension and even conflict for countries and territories that lie along it and there have been rumours of “possible war for the Nile”   Read More ...

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Local residents in Cairo are becoming concerned and discontent as water scarcity is reaching a critical point in the capital and the rest of the country. Although not all areas of the country are affected in the same way, many Cairo residents say they don’t have water for large portions   Read More ...

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Jammu Kashmir Awami Workers Party organized a demonstration at national press club Islamabad against the state created ecological crises facing the citizens of Muzaffarabad, the capital city of Azad Kashmir. The main crisis is the catastrophic reduction of water in the Neelam River flowing inside the Muzfarabad city. The Neelam   Read More ...

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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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