Alternative World Water Forum

Mr. Evo Morales Ayma President Plurinational State of Bolivia STOP FRACKING IN BOLIVIA: A GOVERNMENT THAT CLAIMS TO BE A TRUE PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT COMMIT CRIMES AGAINST NATURE, ITS INHABITANTS AND TERRITORIES AND AGAINST THE VERY SOURCE OF LIFE, WATER A few weeks ago, your government announced with surprising   Read More ...

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Minister Licenciado Tarcisio Granizo Ministry of Environment Ecuador Secretary Humberto Cholango National Secretariat of Water, Ecuador 3rd of July 2018 Dear Minister, dear Secretary, With this letter, we would like express our concern about the problematic of a gold mining concession in your country, the concession to the firm Minera   Read More ...

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Water at high prices, sold as a market good, and small farmers almost a species in extinction, replaced by seasonal workers, are the visible effects of the crisis in rural Chile, 50 years after a land reform which postulated that “the land is for those who work it.” To tackle   Read More ...

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After a 12-year struggle, Salvadoran lawmakers voted to ban mining for metals. The people of El Salvador and their international allies against irresponsible mining are celebrating a historic victory. After a long battle against global mining companies that were determined to plunder the country’s natural resources for short-term profits, El   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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This paper examines three national-level strategies championed by social movement coalitions in El Salvador in order to address the freshwater crisis by challenging its systemic causes. These strategies include: a national ban on metal mining, a constitutional amendment recognizing the human right to water, and a general water law that   Read More ...

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Indigenous people protest over water rights, as Ecuador’s government continues to ignore their demands. If you are going to pass unpopular legislation, you may as well do it while everyone is watching the World Cup. When Ecuadorians were focused on soccer, the government fast-tracked a new water law, endorsing the   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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