Alternative World Water Forum

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

“Water is life” is the message that countless organizations across Guatemala have rallied around as thousands march more than 260 miles to demand that the Guatemalan government act, and protect right to water. Tens of thousands of protesters set out on the long, and grueling march to Guatemala City on   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

Environmentalists warn spreading farmland is partly to blame for rising waters The recent flooding that forced tens of thousands of people in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil to spend New Year’s Day evacuated from their homes has brought renewed attention to the record-level of deforestation in the region over the past   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

The local population of the village of Demmerin southern Tunisia has been organized in a ‘communal’ system that guaranteed it a certain coherence and a ‘know-how’ of living together, that covered almost all aspects of life, from the rules of grazing and the conservation of resources, including management of alliances,   Read More ...

Categories: Videos

Energy accounts for 15% of global water usage, and will consume more through 2035 PARIS, 17 March – The energy sector already accounts for 15% of the world’s total water use, so the International Energy Agency (IEA) is sharing its most detailed analysis of the sector’s impact on water resources.   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Former President Alan Garcia signed in June 2010 a Peru-Brazil hydropower agreement, in which some new river daming megaprojects are planned, including the Marañon, displacing large numbers of local population. Alan García declared the construction of 20 hydroelectric power plants in the Maranon River of national and social interest, just   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Canal Costa de Oro, also known as “Canal Centenario”, is one of the most ambitious and strategic water management projects of the Government of Nayarit, Mexico. It will connect the rivers flowing in the state (Santiago, San Pedro, Acaponeta and their tributaries) for providing irrigation to the crops in the   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

This video shows the difficulties farmers in the Gaza Strip endure as a result of Israel’s occupation with a focus on water and livelihoods. A production of EWASH.

Categories: Videos