Alternative World Water Forum

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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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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IMIDER, Morocco — On a hilltop nearly 5,000 feet high in the Atlas Mountains here, a tiny outpost has taken shape over the past two years. The small stone buildings are decorated gaily with graffiti, and there is an open-air gallery. Many doors bear inspirational inscriptions from people like the   Read More ...

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Notes for the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit There is a crucial, missing component in the both the current analysis of climate chaos and in the proposed solutions to it. Most climate academics and activists see climate chaos as almost solely the result of greenhouse gas emissions from the   Read More ...

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Shareholders and leaders of Antofagasta Minerals, which owned Minera Los Pelambres, express a viewpoint on the situation in Caimanes (Chile), severely affected by their investments. The June 12, 2013 in London, at the General Assembly of Antofagasta Minerals PLC -Chilean company listed on the stock exchange in London- were present   Read More ...

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Water is the source of life; we are water beings who all belong to the water cycle. We are part of it. We all originate in a “big drop” growing inside a woman’s body, thanks to love, and that is something that moves me so deeply in my personal life.   Read More ...

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On March 7 one of Uruguay’s strongest myths was broken: trust in state enterprises. That day those who turned on their faucets were met with a foul smell and those who were drinking coffee or maté found a strange taste. The company in charge of the water supply, the State   Read More ...

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Amsterdam/Brussels/Ottawa – The proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada would grant energy companies far-reaching rights to challenge bans and regulations of environmentally damaging shale gas development (fracking), a new briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory, The Council of Canadians and the Transnational Institute   Read More ...

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