Alternative World Water Forum

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The success of the Alternative World Water Forum (FAME) that took place in Marseilles in March 2012 has surpassed all our hopes and we have been as overwhelmed with the number of participants, as with the content shared. According to Darcey O’Callaghan, Food & Water Watch’s international policy director, ”FAME’s   Read More ...

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DECLARATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS AT THE ALTERNATIVE WORLD WATER FORUM IN MARSEILLE, 14 – 17 march 2012. As members of the global water justice movement gathered together in Marseille in March 2012 at FAME (Alternative World Water Forum), we have a shared vision of water: water is a commons, not   Read More ...

The Justicia Hídrica alliance: research and action on water accumulation, conflict and civil society strategies. Rutgerd Boelens, Wageningen University Netherlands / Catholic University Peru. Globalization and a neoliberal policy climate allowed some actors to concentrate water and decision-making power at the expense of less powerful ones, threatening their water and   Read More ...

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We commit to take action in solidarity with Palestinian human rights, including the human right to water. Occupied Palestine – For years, the United Nations Human Rights Committee and other UN bodies have found Israel to be in violation of Palestinians human right to water and sanitation as part of   Read More ...

This summary is an effort to capture the discussion of the session. However, not everything that was said might be reflected in the document. Many of the things said were proposals and are not necessarily wide agreements, commitments or consensus points. This should not be seen as a consensus document   Read More ...

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The participants of FAME, which was organized in Marseille from March 14 to 17, debated about the Palestinian water situation. The debate was marked by various communications efforts that presented the issue as a veritable “water apartheid”. The participants came to the following conclusions: 1-   The roots and reasons behind   Read More ...

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Marseille, France, 14 – 17 March 2012. We are part of the different struggles against extractivism – exploitation of natural goods at industrial level – in all its forms (hydrocarbons including shale gas and shale oil, mining, big dams, agribusiness, etc.), coming from several countries from the Global South and   Read More ...

We, as peasants’ and farmers’ organizations from countries all over the world, members of La Via Campesina, met between the 12th and 17th of March 2012, for the Alternative World Water Forum in Marseille, France. Among others, the testimonies from Turkish, Brazilian, Bangladesh, Madagascar, Portugal, Italy, French, and Mexican delegates   Read More ...