Alternative World Water Forum

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

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 ...

Categories: Videos

AttacTV´s first report about Rio+20 and People´s Summit at Rio de Janeiro.

Categories: Videos

Governments mark 50 years of failure… and a couple of nano-steps forward. It’s difficult to describe Rio+20 as anything other than a tragedy. Despite years of preparation and months of negotiations, nothing said or done in Rio can cover up not just the 20 lost years since the original 1992   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

A group of civil society organisations has written a letter to the UN and Rio+20 delegates outlining their opposition to the outline agreement. Here is what it says: The Future We Want is not to be found in the document that bears this name. The Future We Want is not   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

Sign the civil society statement and join the campaign to stop UN corporate capture! In June this year, governments gather in Brazil for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development to agree on measures to address the multiple crises the world is facing on issues such as energy, food, climate   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories