Alternative World Water Forum

The US has a surprisingly large amount of public ownership. But in order for it to truly serve the social good, it must be expanded — and democratized. Socialism in the United States is making a comeback. Socialists are winning elections at the local, state, and federal levels; the membership   Read More ...

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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 ...

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Given the impasse in climate politics, maybe it is time to reframe the problem and start again. One way of doing this is to focus on how global warming is tied into our habitual abuse of water. In fact, it can be argued that climate change will never be rolled   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

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 ...

Categories: Global stories