Alternative World Water Forum

Water is a natural asset and a fundamental right. It is essential for life and a basic condition for access to other rights such as the right to health, to food, and the general wellbeing of the people. The water crisis that is happening in Bolivia’s national territory at the   Read More ...

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Summary The water committees of the southern region of Cochabamba, Bolivia’s fourth largest city, are the epitome of Bolivian forms of autonomy and horizontalism. Still an active network today, these organizations became visible after the “water war” of 2000, when community mobilization on a mass scale halted a state-sponsored attempt to privatize Cochabamba’s water supply. One of   Read More ...

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The Platform for Public and Community Partnership of the Americas, a project of the Red VIDA, made a documentary that reflects the cooperation and exchange between two water systems in Cochabamba, Bolivia. “All for One and One for All” is a documentary full of testimonials (in spanish with subtitles in   Read More ...

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We, the organizations that promote the Bolivian Blue October Campaign, a social mobilization that defends water as a common good and a human right and proposes an amendment to our National Political Constitution, that water must be out of the control of corporations and be treated as a fundamental good   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Water is the source of life; we are water beings who all belong to the water cycle. We are part of it. We all originate in a “big drop” growing inside a woman’s body, thanks to love, and that is something that moves me so deeply in my personal life.   Read More ...

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Once again the Blue October Campaign took place in Bolivia, a popular initiative to defend water with more than hundred social organizations, institutions, NGOs, and activists that promote public events to reflect on water rights. This mobilization is inspired by the historical Referendum in Uruguay that in 2004 included in   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

“Hands into Water” is the result of collective effort and the self-determination of a number of people who have worked together to provide a solution to the problem of water and sanitation in the south of Cochabamba, Bolivia. In this documentary, two water committees talk about their history, their culture   Read More ...

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