What would happen if water was managed based on principles and practices that empower communities to become stewards and what if decision making was local and collective?
Canadian mining company Pacific Rim is currently suing El Salvador for protecting its environment by denying the company a permit for a cyanide-leach gold mine that threatens to poison half the country’s water source For more information on El Salvador’s struggle to protects its environment against foreign mining and the legal challenge by Vancouver-based Pacific [...]
The World Social Forum brought together an estimated 70,000 activists from around the world to Tunisia from March 26-30. Water Justice Day On March 25 in Tunis as a precursor to the World Social Forum the Blue Planet Project and more than a dozen allies including Food and Water Watch, the European Water Movement, Focus [...]
The UN right to water resolutions present an incredible opportunity for communities and groups around the world. It is not often that a new right is recognized at the United Nations, especially around an issue that is as increasingly political and urgent as the global water crisis. The right to water and sanitation resolutions are living documents waiting to be used for transformational change around the world. However, they will be only as meaningful as people and communities make them. The challenge now is ours
Canadian mining companies have posed one of the largest threats to water justice globally. Our work on mining injustice is aimed at raising public awareness, building solidarity and putting pressure on the Canadian government to end the human rights and environmental abuses of the Canadian mining industry. The Blue Planet Project has been following various [...]