Alternative World Water Forum

In August 2016, the Karnataka government gave Abu Dhabi-based businessman B.R. Shetty permission to privatise the iconic Jog Falls to make it a perennial waterfall and to develop it into a tourism hotspot. As per the newspaper report, Shetty is to invest Rs 450 crore towards the project and charge   Read More ...

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With water availability to Chile’s capital predicted to fall 40% by 2070, legislators are being called on to prioritise human and ecological needs over profit. When it comes to water, Chile is failing its citizens. In Santiago, the nation’s capital, millions of people are regularly left without running water for   Read More ...

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Background and context From 2012 to present Ghana has been going through a severe economic stress which has turned the imposition of the feared pre-paid water meters more into a question of “when” than “if”. Underlining the fear are three issues. The first, relates to high budget deficits in national   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

“Water is life” is the message that countless organizations across Guatemala have rallied around as thousands march more than 260 miles to demand that the Guatemalan government act, and protect right to water. Tens of thousands of protesters set out on the long, and grueling march to Guatemala City on   Read More ...

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India has the world’s highest number of people without access to clean water, imposing a major financial burden for some of the country’s poorest people. According to the Water Aid, an international charity that strives to improve access to safe water, as well as hygiene and sanitation, there are 75.8   Read More ...

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Joint Statement from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and WASH United on UN General Assembly Resolution 70/169 on the Human Rights to Water and to Sanitation United Nations General Assembly affirms that water and sanitation are distinct rights and confirms a strong definition of these rights 17 December 2015: The UN   Read More ...

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Press Release –ERA/FoEN As the world commemorates the International Human Rights Day (December 10), the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and Corporate Accountability International have written to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on water, Mr. Leo Heller, asking him to intervene in checkmating the   Read More ...

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PRESS STATEMENT For immediate release – 30th July 2015. Ghana Water Company Limited should immediately withdraw “Pay before drinking” prepaid water policy… nationwide resistance imminent. The Water Citizens Network of Ghana wishes to state its disappointment to a reckless and an insensitive statement reported by the Ghanaian Chronicle to have   Read More ...

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