Alternative World Water Forum

Water at high prices, sold as a market good, and small farmers almost a species in extinction, replaced by seasonal workers, are the visible effects of the crisis in rural Chile, 50 years after a land reform which postulated that “the land is for those who work it.” To tackle   Read More ...

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With water availability to Chile’s capital predicted to fall 40% by 2070, legislators are being called on to prioritise human and ecological needs over profit. When it comes to water, Chile is failing its citizens. In Santiago, the nation’s capital, millions of people are regularly left without running water for   Read More ...

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On Monday 9 March 2015, the Tribunal in the town of Vilos ordered the demolition of the Mauro tailings (toxic waste) dam at the Minera Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile. Minera Los Pelambres is owned by London-listed mining company Antofagasta plc, controlled by Chile’s Luksic family. The dam and   Read More ...

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Berkeley, US: Today Chile’s Committee of Ministers – the country’s highest administrative authority – cancelled the environmental permits for five controversial dams proposed on two of Chilean Patagonia’s wildest rivers – the culmination of an eight-year battle. “This is the right move and an import step toward putting Chile on   Read More ...

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Shareholders and leaders of Antofagasta Minerals, which owned Minera Los Pelambres, express a viewpoint on the situation in Caimanes (Chile), severely affected by their investments. The June 12, 2013 in London, at the General Assembly of Antofagasta Minerals PLC -Chilean company listed on the stock exchange in London- were present   Read More ...

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More than 100 environmental, social and indigenous organizations protested Monday in the Chilean capital to demand that the state regain control over the management of water, which was privatized by the dictatorship in 1981. According to the organizers, one of whom was former student leader Camila Vallejo, who plans to   Read More ...

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At the Alternative World Water Forum held in Marseille in March 2012, Dr. Andrei Tchernitchin member of the Chilean College of Physicians presented a report confirming the independent analysis of water contamination by heavy metals with certain risks to human health of the Caimanes locality, municipality of Los Vilos in   Read More ...

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