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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Final Declaration of the 1st Conference held on April 23-24, 2016, in Wan – North Kurdistan. On April 23 and 24, 2016, in the city of Wan (Van) the first conference of the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement  (MEM) has been held with the participation of 100 delegates from the provinces Amed   Read More ...

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In spite of the growing sense of disbelief and horror surrounding the lead contamination of drinking water in the Michigan city of Flint, at least one thing is clear: that the catastrophic levels of pollution and destruction are a direct result of the extreme policies pursued by the Michigan’s right-wing   Read More ...

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Today more than 500 people have protested the destructive Ilisu Dam project in the town of Dargecit. The demonstrators aimed at protesting at the dam site, but were prevented by the police. The protestors came from different dam affected provinces in order to protest the ongoing construction of the Ilisu   Read More ...

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The Harper government’s assault on Canada’s freshwater. Canadians have long taken our water heritage for granted. This is largely due to the myth that we have an abundance of water and can never run out. While it is true that compared to many other parts of the world Canada is   Read More ...

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This paper examines three national-level strategies championed by social movement coalitions in El Salvador in order to address the freshwater crisis by challenging its systemic causes. These strategies include: a national ban on metal mining, a constitutional amendment recognizing the human right to water, and a general water law that   Read More ...

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The ruling party (PRI) and its allies, the National Action Party (PAN), the Partido Verde and New Alliance, were forced to back down in the Chamber of Deputies. The privatization offensive launched this time against water, will have to wait for another day—preferably for its promoters, not around elections. The   Read More ...

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JFA Successfully Promotes the Registration of Three Public Interest Litigations. On February 17th (the last working day before Chinese Spring Festival), the Lanzhou Contamination Cases were successfully registered. It has been ten months since the first time Lanzhou Veolia Water Company was sued. According to Chinese Law, the court should   Read More ...

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