Alternative World Water Forum

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

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 ...

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At current rates, it will take sub-Saharan Africa 15 years to reach its water goals and 150 years to reach its sanitation targets. A group of experts explain what needs to change. On March 22, groups across the globe marked World Water Day, an occasion for highlighting the importance of   Read More ...

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BRUSSELS AND OTTAWA–Nestlé’s new human rights assessment, launched at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights last week, is full of holes say labour and civil society organizations, including the Blue Planet Project, FIVAS, Food & Water Watch, and Public Services International. “The analysis is fundamentally flawed because it   Read More ...

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We, civil society organizations and social movements from Mesopotamia have come together because our rivers and lakes remain to be in significant danger of being dried up completely to the point of desertification if Turkey and Iran complete the construction of hundreds of the dams, particularly the Ilisu Dam. This   Read More ...

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The United Nations has just named 2013 the year of water cooperation. Those of us who have been fighting privatization packaged as “partnerships” and deregulation promoted as “corporate sustainability” are naturally skeptical. We cannot talk meaningfully about sustainable solutions to the water crisis unless decision-makers are willing to acknowledge the   Read More ...

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Once again the Blue October Campaign took place in Bolivia, a popular initiative to defend water with more than hundred social organizations, institutions, NGOs, and activists that promote public events to reflect on water rights. This mobilization is inspired by the historical Referendum in Uruguay that in 2004 included in   Read More ...

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Water justice at the Alternative World Water Forum with Maude Barlow (Council of Canadians/Blue Planet Project, Right Livelihood Award Laureate “Alternative Nobel Prize”), Wenonah Hauter (Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, Washington DC,Oscar Olivera (Water activist from Cochabamba, Bolivia), Mary Ann Manahan (Focus on the Global South, Manila), Olcay   Read More ...

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