Alternative World Water Forum

“The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy”. Alex Carey On Thursday April 6th Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, 72 years old, attended for   Read More ...

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New Delhi, August 18, 2016. Coca-Cola’s second largest bottling plant in India has shut production due to pollution violations, the India Resource Center can confirm after a visit to the plant yesterday. The closure of the Coca-Cola bottling plant located in Dasna in Hapur district in Uttar Pradesh, just 60   Read More ...

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Eric Andreaus, a hydrogeologist and spokesperson for Nestlé Waters North America, stood up during a monthly Eldred Township meeting in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 2016, and announced that Nestlé was abandoning its plans to extract 73 million gallons of water per year from the local aquifer for its bottled   Read More ...

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In B.C., public and media attention has been focused on water pricing and Nestlé’s water takings. In February, the B.C. government released water rates which ranged from $0.02 to $2.25. The rates, which take effect January 1, 2016 when the new Water Sustainability Act comes into force, are the lowest   Read More ...

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Multinational corporations are increasing their control over valuable fresh water supplies, particularly in Latin America. But the people of El Salvador are fighting back. As we enter a new period of Neoliberalism 3.0, the global economic system has become increasingly characterised as one in which natural resources are appropriated for private   Read More ...

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Not content with bottling water in drought-stricken California, Nestle has added Colorado to its water empire: the world’s largest food and beverage company has been draining millions of gallons of water from the Arkansas River out of a pipeline near Buena Vista. The water is taken from a pipeline and   Read More ...

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BRUSSELS AND OTTAWA–Nestlé’s new human rights assessment, launched at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights last week, is full of holes say labour and civil society organizations, including the Blue Planet Project, FIVAS, Food & Water Watch, and Public Services International. “The analysis is fundamentally flawed because it   Read More ...

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Thousands mark day with events across Canada Ottawa, ON – People across Canada and around the world are marking today as the fourth Bottled Water Free Day. Over 25 events are being held across the country highlighting the negative impacts of bottled water, and the need to defend public water   Read More ...

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