Alternative World Water Forum

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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March 14: International Day of Action for Rivers and against Dams Statement of organizations against the project Chadin II *** Ms. Ambassador Cristina Laboureix Velita Mr. Minister Merino Tafur, MEM The undersigned organizations express our deep concern and opposition to the construction of more than 15 dams on the river Marañon   Read More ...

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Once again the Blue October Campaign took place in Bolivia, a popular initiative to defend water with more than hundred social organizations, institutions, NGOs, and activists that promote public events to reflect on water rights. This mobilization is inspired by the historical Referendum in Uruguay that in 2004 included in   Read More ...

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This tuesday evening, Ydelso Hernández of the Comando Unitario de Lucha de Cajamarca (Peru), presented to representatives of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), a preliminary injunction and a petition for a meeting on the Conga mining project. “Our goal in Lima is to present a paper to the   Read More ...

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At the Alternative World Water Forum held in Marseille in March 2012, Dr. Andrei Tchernitchin member of the Chilean College of Physicians presented a report confirming the independent analysis of water contamination by heavy metals with certain risks to human health of the Caimanes locality, municipality of Los Vilos in   Read More ...

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Marco Arana, the leader of the movement against CONGA (a giant mining project which is threatening to drain the lakes supplying groundwater in the region of Cajamarca) was arrested on 4th July. The “CONGA no Va” movement was presented in a “Right to Water” workshop session at FAME (Françoise Chambeu)   Read More ...

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The defenders of the Chilean village Caimanes are facing legal action today after having denounced that water is being usurped by one of the wealthiest families in the world. You are surely already aware of what is happening to the village of Caimanes in central Chile (see the documentary “Damnés   Read More ...

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Marseille, France, 14 – 17 March 2012. We are part of the different struggles against extractivism – exploitation of natural goods at industrial level – in all its forms (hydrocarbons including shale gas and shale oil, mining, big dams, agribusiness, etc.), coming from several countries from the Global South and   Read More ...