Alternative World Water Forum

The local population of the village of Demmerin southern Tunisia has been organized in a ‘communal’ system that guaranteed it a certain coherence and a ‘know-how’ of living together, that covered almost all aspects of life, from the rules of grazing and the conservation of resources, including management of alliances,   Read More ...

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Berkeley, US: Today Chile’s Committee of Ministers – the country’s highest administrative authority – cancelled the environmental permits for five controversial dams proposed on two of Chilean Patagonia’s wildest rivers – the culmination of an eight-year battle. “This is the right move and an import step toward putting Chile on   Read More ...

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Energy accounts for 15% of global water usage, and will consume more through 2035 PARIS, 17 March – The energy sector already accounts for 15% of the world’s total water use, so the International Energy Agency (IEA) is sharing its most detailed analysis of the sector’s impact on water resources.   Read More ...

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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 ...

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Canal Costa de Oro, also known as “Canal Centenario”, is one of the most ambitious and strategic water management projects of the Government of Nayarit, Mexico. It will connect the rivers flowing in the state (Santiago, San Pedro, Acaponeta and their tributaries) for providing irrigation to the crops in the   Read More ...

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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 ...

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Natural capital accounting is the latest effort to financialise our air, water, forests and land by putting a price on nature to save it. In the name of sustainable economic development, focusing on our natural capital, or environmental “assets”, the theory claims that if private companies and countries account for   Read More ...

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International Activist meet in Baghdad to Discuss Legal Strategies to Protect the Tigris River Baghdad, Iraq—Once the cradle of civilizations and agricultural haven, now Iraq’s land has dried significantly mostly due to man-made causes. For the past 20 years upstream dams in the Euphrates have reduced Iraq’s water income. Now   Read More ...

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