Alternative World Water Forum

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 ...

Categories: In the news

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

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 ...

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

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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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 ...

Categories: Global stories

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 ...

Categories: Global stories