Alternative World Water Forum

Statement by Save the Tigris Campaign, 12 October 2019 On 9 October, Turkey started a military offensive in northeast Syria. A move which will have disastrous consequences for the region. This armed conflict will have a direct impact on populations, ecosystem and post-conflict recovery of the area. Concerns mount of   Read More ...

Categories: Declarations

Narmada Valley will pledge against forcible submergence Massive gathering on July 31st, 2019: Badwani, Madhya Pradesh After 34 years of persistent and perseverant struggle for right to life and to save Narmada and all rivers in India, the farmers to fish workers in the Valley can’t rest even today. The   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Report on the current status of the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project and the counter campaigns Since its initiation the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project is highly controversial both at the ground at the Tigris in the Kurdistan region of the Republic of Turkey and in   Read More ...

Categories: Reports

Water resources are tapped with often reckless abandon and poor regulation. And it looks set to go on under new president The Brazilian government has been urged to step up punishments for environmental crimes after the deadliest mining disaster in decades. The torrent of mud and iron ore tailings that   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

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

Dear friends, we are very happy to announce the first civil society forum on water in the Middle East: the Mesopotamian Water Forum! The Mesopotamian Water Forum will be held between April 6-8, 2019 in Silemani (Sulaymaniyah) in South (Iraqi) Kurdistan and organized by civil society actors from the states   Read More ...

Categories: Related events

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