Alternative World Water Forum

Thessaloniki is a lively sprawling metropolis located in the north of Greece. As with the rest of the country, it is affected by increasing unemployment and poverty, a result of the government’s Troika-dictated policies, which have driven the economy into a deep recession. In Greece, as in many other countries   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Former President Alan Garcia signed in June 2010 a Peru-Brazil hydropower agreement, in which some new river daming megaprojects are planned, including the Marañon, displacing large numbers of local population. Alan García declared the construction of 20 hydroelectric power plants in the Maranon River of national and social interest, just   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

In 1999, the Federal State of Berlin was facing the same problems as many other underfinanced cities and regions in Europe. It had debts of around € 34.8 billion. The administration in Berlin had only one solution to this problem: it had to save money and privatize public services. The   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

The decision of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi to provide 666 litres of free water a day to each household was a landmark and progressive development. This will remain one of the key interventions of the short-lived AAP government. Yet, the idea of providing free water has also   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

Organisers of the “Right2Water” campaign urged the EU Commission to guarantee access to water and sanitation as a human right, and give a legal undertaking that water services will not be liberalised in the EU, in the first European Parliament debate on a European Citizens’ Initiative in Parliament on Monday.   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Rosia Montana is a small village in the heart of Romanian Transylvania. Its natural, cultural and historic heritage is of an inestimable value. Today an open-pit gold and silver mining project threatens to destroy this village and forever pollute its groundwater. This project, one of the largest in the world,   Read More ...

Categories: Videos

The Platform for Public and Community Partnership of the Americas, a project of the Red VIDA, made a documentary that reflects the cooperation and exchange between two water systems in Cochabamba, Bolivia. “All for One and One for All” is a documentary full of testimonials (in spanish with subtitles in   Read More ...

Categories: Videos

What does it take for a movement to actually win? Organizers in the campaign against water privatization in Greece share their story and their strategy. The path to the privatization of water in Greece was paved by the entry into the stock market in 1999 of the two major water   Read More ...

Categories: In the news