Alternative World Water Forum

Americans are struggling to afford their rising water bills, and thousands of poor families have had their service shut off. This growing crisis has a dark irony: It’s especially acute in a region where water is most abundant — the Great Lakes. For months, Rev. Falicia Campbell kept a secret   Read More ...

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Access to safe water and sanitation has long been internationally recognised as a basic human right, essential for life. But when water becomes a marketable commodity rather than a public good, it is inevitable that human rights are undermined. End Water Poverty has consistently highlighted the importance of accountability to   Read More ...

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Baltimore Poised to Become First U.S. City to Amend its Charter to Prohibit Leases and Sales of its Water and Sewer System. Today, the Baltimore City Council, led by Council President Bernard “Jack” Young,  made history by unanimously voting to amend the City Charter to declare the sewer system and   Read More ...

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Mr. Evo Morales Ayma President Plurinational State of Bolivia STOP FRACKING IN BOLIVIA: A GOVERNMENT THAT CLAIMS TO BE A TRUE PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT COMMIT CRIMES AGAINST NATURE, ITS INHABITANTS AND TERRITORIES AND AGAINST THE VERY SOURCE OF LIFE, WATER A few weeks ago, your government announced with surprising   Read More ...

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Barcelona’s battle to take its water company back under public ownership is reaching its climax in the courts and at the ballot box. When the citizen platform, Barcelona En Comú, crowdsourced its manifesto for the Barcelona city elections in 2015, its most popular proposal was to remunicipalize the city’s water   Read More ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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