Alternative World Water Forum

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 ...

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The success of the Alternative World Water Forum (FAME) that took place in Marseilles in March 2012 has surpassed all our hopes and we have been as overwhelmed with the number of participants, as with the content shared. According to Darcey O’Callaghan, Food & Water Watch’s international policy director, ”FAME’s   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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First day in the World Water Forum.

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Campaigners pan global water conference for allowing business access to senior government officials and raise concerns that delegates are watering down human rights commitments. Diplomats, business leaders, and scientific experts are gathering in southern France this week for an international conference billed as a “platform for solutions” to the global   Read More ...

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The Inter Press Service reports, “Organisers of the Alternative World Water Forum (known by its French acronym FAME), which will take place simultaneously as the World Water Forum, see the Forum as an outmoded apparatus, lagging woefully behind a growing movement for ‘water justice’ around the world.” “If the right   Read More ...

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Press release of Attac France. With the support of the French government and many local government authorities, water multinationals will be holding the World Water Forum from March 12 to 17, 2012 in Marseille. This Forum for water merchants is meant to strengthen privatization and control of an essential element   Read More ...

Categories: Latest FAME News

World Water Forum attendance reportedly down as activists ramp up preparations for Alternative Forum. Brussels – Critics of the triennial World Water Forum are encouraged by the failure on the part of forum organizers to attract large numbers to this year’s event taking place March 12-17 in Marseille. Forum organizers   Read More ...

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