Alternative World Water Forum

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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The proponents of a water climate bonds standard launched a consultation among issuers, investors and potential buyers of these bonds. Gone totally unnoticed in Europe, this project springs up at a time when the generalized indebtedness of States and their local governments reduces their ability to finance projects related to   Read More ...

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Environmentalists warn spreading farmland is partly to blame for rising waters The recent flooding that forced tens of thousands of people in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil to spend New Year’s Day evacuated from their homes has brought renewed attention to the record-level of deforestation in the region over the past   Read More ...

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Open Letter to the Iraqi Government and Kurdistan Regional Government. Iraq faces a growing water emergency. Frequent water shortages, due to chronic mismanagement, have intensified into a complex crisis. Daesh is using Iraq’s water supply to pressure local communities. It has taken control of the water infrastructure in several locations   Read More ...

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On Monday 9 March 2015, the Tribunal in the town of Vilos ordered the demolition of the Mauro tailings (toxic waste) dam at the Minera Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile. Minera Los Pelambres is owned by London-listed mining company Antofagasta plc, controlled by Chile’s Luksic family. The dam and   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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Not content with bottling water in drought-stricken California, Nestle has added Colorado to its water empire: the world’s largest food and beverage company has been draining millions of gallons of water from the Arkansas River out of a pipeline near Buena Vista. The water is taken from a pipeline and   Read More ...

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