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Last February, the Government of Switzerland announced the creation of a Foundation in Geneva, under the name ‘Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator’ (GSDA). The purpose of this new foundation is to regulate new technologies, from drones and automatic cars to genetic engineering, which are examples mentioned by the Swiss Foreign   Read More ...

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Narmada Valley will pledge against forcible submergence Massive gathering on July 31st, 2019: Badwani, Madhya Pradesh After 34 years of persistent and perseverant struggle for right to life and to save Narmada and all rivers in India, the farmers to fish workers in the Valley can’t rest even today. The   Read More ...

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Access to safe water and sanitation has long been internationally recognised as a basic human right, essential for life. But when water becomes a marketable commodity rather than a public good, it is inevitable that human rights are undermined. End Water Poverty has consistently highlighted the importance of accountability to   Read More ...

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In the year 2014, with the Enrique Peña Nieto Government announcement of the New Mexico City International Airport (NAICM) construction project reactivation in the Texcoco Lake, those of us who integrate the “Original inhabitants and NGOs eastern State of Mexico coordination in defense of land, water and culture” (Coordinadora de   Read More ...

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Running through eleven countries for 6,853 kilometres, the Nile is a lifeline for nearly half a billion people. But the river itself has been a source of tension and even conflict for countries and territories that lie along it and there have been rumours of “possible war for the Nile”   Read More ...

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Local residents in Cairo are becoming concerned and discontent as water scarcity is reaching a critical point in the capital and the rest of the country. Although not all areas of the country are affected in the same way, many Cairo residents say they don’t have water for large portions   Read More ...

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Jammu Kashmir Awami Workers Party organized a demonstration at national press club Islamabad against the state created ecological crises facing the citizens of Muzaffarabad, the capital city of Azad Kashmir. The main crisis is the catastrophic reduction of water in the Neelam River flowing inside the Muzfarabad city. The Neelam   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 ...

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