Alternative World Water Forum

Earth, water, air and fire (what we would call, in contemporary terms, energy) have, for thousands of years, been considered primary elements and the common base materials of life, ever since the dawn of Western philosophical thought in ancient Greece. In the Metamorphosis by Ovid – a classic of Latin   Read More ...

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On July 28, 2010, the UN General Assembly recognized that safe and clean water is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights. However the depth and content of this right are problematic. The definition of the right to water and sanitation made   Read More ...

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All over the planet, household chores are still being done by mostly women: Women are taking care of their families’ essential needs (laundry, dishes, hygiene, children’s health needs), and they have a special relationship with water and are often in charge of the family water supply. From fetching water from   Read More ...

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The Inter Press Service reports, “Organisers of the Alternative World Water Forum (known by its French acronym FAME), which will take place simultaneously as the World Water Forum, see the Forum as an outmoded apparatus, lagging woefully behind a growing movement for ‘water justice’ around the world.” “If the right   Read More ...

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Italian caravan for water right in Palestine (Workshop at FAME in Marseille the 16 march from 15h30 up to 18h00, Dock des Suds C).

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(March 7, 2012) A week before the opening of the World Water Forum in Marseille, campaigners rejoice in the success of the Alternative event taking place in parallel during the corporate event. The European Coordination (see members below) of the Alternative World Water Forum (FAME) organised a Public hearing at   Read More ...

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On 15th and 16th March there will be workshops on the “Resistance against neoliberal reforms” topic. Thursday 15 March from 13h to 15h30, Dock des Suds C Neoliberal policies of the international financial institutions The World Bank Group continues to play a key role in promoting commercially-driven management of water   Read More ...

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The Municipal Services Project (MSP) is a research initiative that explores alternatives to the privatization of service provision in electricity, health, water and sanitation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is composed of academics, labour unions, non-governmental organizations, social movements and activists from around the world. The first two   Read More ...

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