Alternative World Water Forum

The Justicia Hídrica alliance: research and action on water accumulation, conflict and civil society strategies. Rutgerd Boelens, Wageningen University Netherlands / Catholic University Peru. Globalization and a neoliberal policy climate allowed some actors to concentrate water and decision-making power at the expense of less powerful ones, threatening their water and   Read More ...

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We commit to take action in solidarity with Palestinian human rights, including the human right to water. Occupied Palestine – For years, the United Nations Human Rights Committee and other UN bodies have found Israel to be in violation of Palestinians human right to water and sanitation as part of   Read More ...

This summary is an effort to capture the discussion of the session. However, not everything that was said might be reflected in the document. Many of the things said were proposals and are not necessarily wide agreements, commitments or consensus points. This should not be seen as a consensus document   Read More ...

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The participants of FAME, which was organized in Marseille from March 14 to 17, debated about the Palestinian water situation. The debate was marked by various communications efforts that presented the issue as a veritable “water apartheid”. The participants came to the following conclusions: 1-   The roots and reasons behind   Read More ...

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For those who will not be in Marseille, they can follow sessions and some workshops live by video streaming:  14 March 18h00 – 21h00 Opening plenary Thursday 15 March 10H00 – 12H30 Water and sanitation in big cities in Niger and Burkina Faso  Thursday 15 March 13H00 – 15H30 The   Read More ...

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Water and Extractivism: from North to South, one model, many movements. Mines, oil and gas wells, industrial plantations or animal farms, gigantic hydroelectric dams… Every day, more land is transformed into sacrificial zones that are meant to provide raw materials and energy. Large-scale exploitation of nature and its resources is   Read More ...

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The UN’s recognition that the right to water is a fundamental human right is an explosive victory, and this was achieved by different movements all over the world that have called for this for many years. For example, we are thinking of the water war in Cochabamba, Bolivia and many   Read More ...

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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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