Alternative World Water Forum

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it As dam levels dropped dramatically at the end of 2017 and Cape Town faced the threat of Day Zero, households were forced to pull out all the stops to save water. But Coca-Cola and other industrial users were   Read More ...

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Somkhele, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 08 April 2020 Women of Somkhele and civil society groups call on government to uphold promises and provide water, in the time of the COVID-19 threat. The women of Somkhele in KwaZulu-Natal are in a desperate and dire state without basic water supply during the COVID-19   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Making sure certain rivers are fully stocked with prawns could prove to be an important contribution to fighting schistosomiasis. The parasitic worm disease is endemic in many parts of the tropics and sub-tropics. Africa is a hotspot. But it has been shown that prawns will avidly eat the water snails   Read More ...

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Here is the summary factsheet of the report “Lagos water crisis: Alternative roadmap for water sector” released by ERA/FoEN, Corporate Accountability International, Transnational Institute, Public Services International Research Unit, Public Services International, and Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE). ROOTS OF THE CRISIS   Read More ...

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Building water infrastructure such as dams contributes to economic development, food, and energy security depending on their objective.  In developing countries it is often seen as the most cost effective way to increase electricity production and irrigated agriculture. However, reaching these national objectives can often come at a cost to   Read More ...

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Background and context From 2012 to present Ghana has been going through a severe economic stress which has turned the imposition of the feared pre-paid water meters more into a question of “when” than “if”. Underlining the fear are three issues. The first, relates to high budget deficits in national   Read More ...

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For three days, a blackish water flows from taps in the city of Mbour, Senegal. The population is forced to buy bottled water for consumption. At the request of ADDEA (association for the defense of water and sanitation) and the Senegalese Social Forum, a bailiff reported that the water distributed   Read More ...

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Press Release –ERA/FoEN As the world commemorates the International Human Rights Day (December 10), the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and Corporate Accountability International have written to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on water, Mr. Leo Heller, asking him to intervene in checkmating the   Read More ...

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