Alternative World Water Forum

Running through eleven countries for 6,853 kilometres, the Nile is a lifeline for nearly half a billion people. But the river itself has been a source of tension and even conflict for countries and territories that lie along it and there have been rumours of “possible war for the Nile”   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Jammu Kashmir Awami Workers Party organized a demonstration at national press club Islamabad against the state created ecological crises facing the citizens of Muzaffarabad, the capital city of Azad Kashmir. The main crisis is the catastrophic reduction of water in the Neelam River flowing inside the Muzfarabad city. The Neelam   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

London, Prague, Radolfzell, Vienna  – Representatives from the Save the Blue Heart of Europe campaign to save Europe’s last remaining wild rivers handed in a petition endorsed globally by more than 120,000 people, calling on international development banks to rein in financial support for hydropower projects in the Balkans. Delivered to   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Hydropower projects described as run of river evoke images of unimpeded rivers delivering clean power without the environmental and social costs of traditional dams. And influential institutions like the World Bank tout the share of run of river projects in their hydro portfolios, suggesting such projects have few adverse impacts.   Read More ...

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Srikanth Ramakrishnan’s piece, Bandhs Will Not Help Solve Mandovi River Dispute, Large-Scale Engineering Will, highlights a grave issue that is steadily coming to grip the Indian society and consciousness – freshwater conflicts. The conflict over the Mahadayi river (known as Mandovi in Goa) between Karnataka and Goa is classic. The river, a   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

September 11, 2017 Report on the current status of the ILISU Project and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project and HASANKEYF by Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive This reports includes the general description and the current situation of the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Powerplant Project. It gives the basics for interested people   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 ...

Categories: In the news

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