Alternative World Water Forum

The “silent revolution” of the water cooperatives Water cooperatives are not an isolated localized phenomenon. On the contrary, they thrive in countries with variable environmental and social-political-economic conditions, indicating their adaptability. Thousands examples of urban or rural water cooperatives exist in the USA, Canada, Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina,   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Americans used to take water for granted, but the water shutoff in Detroit has taught us all-important lessons. We now know that the private sector is willing to be ruthless in denying access to the most basic needs of living beings, and we also know that even those who have   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

Thessaloniki is a lively sprawling metropolis located in the north of Greece. As with the rest of the country, it is affected by increasing unemployment and poverty, a result of the government’s Troika-dictated policies, which have driven the economy into a deep recession. In Greece, as in many other countries   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

In 1999, the Federal State of Berlin was facing the same problems as many other underfinanced cities and regions in Europe. It had debts of around € 34.8 billion. The administration in Berlin had only one solution to this problem: it had to save money and privatize public services. The   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

On Monday, February 24, at 19.30, SaveGreekWater the initiative for the non privatization of water in Greece presented the information campaign “Something’s up with the water” in the crowded first floor of the Art Meeting Point CAMP at Kotzia Square. Over 150 people attended the event, during which SaveGreekWater presented   Read More ...

Categories: Videos

The decision of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi to provide 666 litres of free water a day to each household was a landmark and progressive development. This will remain one of the key interventions of the short-lived AAP government. Yet, the idea of providing free water has also   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

Organisers of the “Right2Water” campaign urged the EU Commission to guarantee access to water and sanitation as a human right, and give a legal undertaking that water services will not be liberalised in the EU, in the first European Parliament debate on a European Citizens’ Initiative in Parliament on Monday.   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

The Platform for Public and Community Partnership of the Americas, a project of the Red VIDA, made a documentary that reflects the cooperation and exchange between two water systems in Cochabamba, Bolivia. “All for One and One for All” is a documentary full of testimonials (in spanish with subtitles in   Read More ...

Categories: Videos