Alternative World Water Forum

In August 2016, the Karnataka government gave Abu Dhabi-based businessman B.R. Shetty permission to privatise the iconic Jog Falls to make it a perennial waterfall and to develop it into a tourism hotspot. As per the newspaper report, Shetty is to invest Rs 450 crore towards the project and charge   Read More ...

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With water availability to Chile’s capital predicted to fall 40% by 2070, legislators are being called on to prioritise human and ecological needs over profit. When it comes to water, Chile is failing its citizens. In Santiago, the nation’s capital, millions of people are regularly left without running water for   Read More ...

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For three days, a blackish water flows from taps in the city of Mbour, Senegal. The population is forced to buy bottled water for consumption. At the request of ADDEA (association for the defense of water and sanitation) and the Senegalese Social Forum, a bailiff reported that the water distributed   Read More ...

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In spite of the growing sense of disbelief and horror surrounding the lead contamination of drinking water in the Michigan city of Flint, at least one thing is clear: that the catastrophic levels of pollution and destruction are a direct result of the extreme policies pursued by the Michigan’s right-wing   Read More ...

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Comprehensive new water survey finds that 10 most affordable water systems are publicly owned and operated. Washington, D.C.—In the largest U.S. water rate survey of its kind, Food & Water Watch today released a comprehensive review of the 500 largest U.S. community water systems that found that large, for-profit privately owned   Read More ...

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In September 2015 Romanian Anti-Corruption Prosecutors opened a criminal investigation against intermediaries acting on behalf of the private company ApaNova/Veolia, the provider of water services in Bucharest. Bucharest local councillors had allegedly taken bribes in order to approve tariff increases. The documents presented by the prosecutors showed how water prices   Read More ...

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The proponents of a water climate bonds standard launched a consultation among issuers, investors and potential buyers of these bonds. Gone totally unnoticed in Europe, this project springs up at a time when the generalized indebtedness of States and their local governments reduces their ability to finance projects related to   Read More ...

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Press Release –ERA/FoEN As the world commemorates the International Human Rights Day (December 10), the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and Corporate Accountability International have written to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on water, Mr. Leo Heller, asking him to intervene in checkmating the   Read More ...

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