Alternative World Water Forum

MEXICO CITY – Laura Romero has piped water in her home for only a few hours a day, and at least once a week she is cut off completely. Like the rest of the residents in her neighbourhood in the north of the Mexican capital, she has to store water   Read More ...

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The following declaration was written by Korean and global water justice groups gathered at the Daegu Alternative Water Forum. From April 12-14, Korean civil society organizations hosted an Alternative Water Forum in Daegu in opposition to the corporate-led World Water Forum 7 being held in the same city. One of   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

The Central Jakarta District Court on 24 March annulled the privatised water contracts signed with Suez (PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya Palyja) and Aetra, finding that the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) were negligent in fulfilling the human right to water for Jakarta’s residents. The court decision is the culmination of many years   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

This paper examines three national-level strategies championed by social movement coalitions in El Salvador in order to address the freshwater crisis by challenging its systemic causes. These strategies include: a national ban on metal mining, a constitutional amendment recognizing the human right to water, and a general water law that   Read More ...

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The consequences of a lack of safe water and sanitation for human health and dignity are severe. Millions of lives and livelihoods are disturbed by a lack of access to water and sanitation, and people are forced to risk their health and wellbeing by resorting to unsafe sources and facilities.   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Human rights arguments are increasingly being raised by parties in investor-State arbitrations, despite the fact that investment arbitration tribunals arguably “lack the jurisdiction to hold states liable for breach of their human rights obligations”, and the widespread concerns about their suitability to pronounce on such issues in a process that   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

The legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti famously sang that ‘water has no enemy’. He was right. Water is seen by many as the symbol of life due to its basic importance to human survival and happiness. However, history has shown that access to safe and clean water has forever been disproportionate,   Read More ...

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Multinational corporations are increasing their control over valuable fresh water supplies, particularly in Latin America. But the people of El Salvador are fighting back. As we enter a new period of Neoliberalism 3.0, the global economic system has become increasingly characterised as one in which natural resources are appropriated for private   Read More ...

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