Alternative World Water Forum

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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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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The research area aims to offer space to researchers who are also “activists” (so socially involved in the change and in water campaigning) and give them the possibility to share their knowledge with other researchers and, mainly, with the public. Three workshops related to research projects developed by researchers working   Read More ...

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As the failure of privatisation has become evident, the time has come to refocus the water debate on how to improve and expand public water delivery around the world. The workshops under this theme will focus on how to develop democratic, participatory, social and environmentally sustainable public models to ensure   Read More ...

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As realization of fresh water limitations grows, the world is simultaneously feeling the pressure from food commodity price fluctuations and climate change. The multiple crises or ‘trifecta’ are affecting the appropriation, use, and allocation of resources, especially water and land. With climate change, the current conjuncture creates a “perfect storm”   Read More ...

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On 15th and 16th March there will be workshops on the “Water and Agriculture” topic. Water, agriculture and food security should be more prioritized by the water sector, the food sector and the political decidors. The stake is to combat hunger, undernourishment, water grabbing, inequitable sharing and counter-productive solutions. How   Read More ...

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