Alternative World Water Forum

Monday 9 October 2017 was another good day for the fight toward the realization of the right to water and sanitation in Indonesia. The Supreme Court just made a decision in favor of citizen lawsuit against privatization of Jakarta water. This decision seconded prior decision made the Central Jakarta District   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

On the evening of August 9, Joel Ernesto Ramírez Acosta, mayor of the small southwestern town of Tacuba, El Salvador, was arrested after running through a police roadblock. He was apprehended, charged with driving under the influence, in the possession of two illegal firearms, and in the company of alleged   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

More than one hundred member organizations of the Alliance Against the Privatization of Water in El Salvador mobilized throughout the country to deliver letters to regional Legislative offices to reject a recently proposed “Comprehensive Water Law”, presented to parliament by a coalition of right-wing parties. The letter condemns renewed attempts   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Water at high prices, sold as a market good, and small farmers almost a species in extinction, replaced by seasonal workers, are the visible effects of the crisis in rural Chile, 50 years after a land reform which postulated that “the land is for those who work it.” To tackle   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

The report highlights the impacts decades of trade agreements have had on global freshwater supplies and on the human rights to water and sanitation. It warns of the dire consequences of a new generation of trade agreements and calls for a drastically different trade regime that would protect people and   Read More ...

Categories: Reports

“The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy”. Alex Carey On Thursday April 6th Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, 72 years old, attended for   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

As we invest in our public water systems — and we must — we need to distribute costs equitably. Ask someone in Flint, Michigan, or São Paolo, Brazil — the list of cities rocked by water disasters seems to grow each day — how much safe clean water is worth. Worried   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

Water is a natural asset and a fundamental right. It is essential for life and a basic condition for access to other rights such as the right to health, to food, and the general wellbeing of the people. The water crisis that is happening in Bolivia’s national territory at the   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories