Alternative World Water Forum

Hundreds of people gathered outside the White House last week before Trump’s address to Congress to remind him that they’re resisting his divisive agenda. In the disastrous first month of his presidency, Trump’s policies have targeted women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and immigrants — not to   Read More ...

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A proposed rate hike will be felt the hardest by low-income residents and seniors. Baltimore provides a good illustration of the challenges facing many city water systems across the country. Here, every thunderstorm seems to bring another sewer overflow, with sewage backups flooding basements and water main breaks creating traffic   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Eric Andreaus, a hydrogeologist and spokesperson for Nestlé Waters North America, stood up during a monthly Eldred Township meeting in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 2016, and announced that Nestlé was abandoning its plans to extract 73 million gallons of water per year from the local aquifer for its bottled   Read More ...

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In spite of the growing sense of disbelief and horror surrounding the lead contamination of drinking water in the Michigan city of Flint, at least one thing is clear: that the catastrophic levels of pollution and destruction are a direct result of the extreme policies pursued by the Michigan’s right-wing   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Comprehensive new water survey finds that 10 most affordable water systems are publicly owned and operated. Washington, D.C.—In the largest U.S. water rate survey of its kind, Food & Water Watch today released a comprehensive review of the 500 largest U.S. community water systems that found that large, for-profit privately owned   Read More ...

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Historic-low water levels in the Colorado River Basin’s biggest lake spells trouble, and potential water restrictions, throughout the West. Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir, reached historic low levels over the weekend, another indication of the persistent drought that grips the American West. Saturday night, even after a prolonged rainstorm,   Read More ...

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Not content with bottling water in drought-stricken California, Nestle has added Colorado to its water empire: the world’s largest food and beverage company has been draining millions of gallons of water from the Arkansas River out of a pipeline near Buena Vista. The water is taken from a pipeline and   Read More ...

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Americans used to take water for granted, but the water shutoff in Detroit has taught us all-important lessons. We now know that the private sector is willing to be ruthless in denying access to the most basic needs of living beings, and we also know that even those who have   Read More ...

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