Alternative World Water Forum

Wall Street has begun trading water as a commodity, like gold or oil. The country’s first water market launched on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange this week with $1.1 billion in contracts tied to water prices in California, Bloomberg News reported. The market allows farmers, hedge funds, and municipalities to hedge   Read More ...

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Last week several articles were published in the Swiss, Canadian and US press informing that Nestlé S.A. was considering to sell all its bottled water brands in the US and Canada.  As written in an article “Nestlé S.A.’s Board of Directors today approved a new strategic direction for its Water   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Health agencies and officials have made it clear that running water is essential to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. But before mid March, millions of Americans with unpaid water bills and no running water were left wondering how to protect themselves against the virus. Though it took a global   Read More ...

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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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List of waterways land users must obtain permits to pollute to be scaled back, which could also allow pollution in drinking water. The Trump administration is planning to strip Obama-era pollution protections from thousands of US streams and millions of acres of wetlands, in a move environmentalists warn will harm   Read More ...

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The US has a surprisingly large amount of public ownership. But in order for it to truly serve the social good, it must be expanded — and democratized. Socialism in the United States is making a comeback. Socialists are winning elections at the local, state, and federal levels; the membership   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 ...

Categories: Global stories

New research exposes predatory bottled water marketing tactics — and how the bottled water industry negatively impacts people and the environment. Corporations Like Nestlè Are Wasting Your Money In our latest report on the impacts of the bottled water industry on people and the environment, Take Back the Tap: The   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories