Blue Planet Project

 

Companeros and Companeras, First, I am honoured to be here and send congratulations to the people of Colombia and the key organizations which are working on this campaign on your historic water referendum. I am also humbled to be able to be asked to speak in support of the critical work of the citizens of […]

 

A media release issued by our ally CENSAT Agua Viva states that, “The committee of Promoters of the Water Referendum welcomes and thanks the Chamber of Representatives for its acceptation of the appeal brought forward by the committee by means of their spokesperson, Rafael Colmenares, which opens the road for reconsideration for return to the […]

 

Unless they are stopped, the flower agribusiness operations on Lake Naivasha will destroy the lake itself, the community dependent upon it, and the entire ecosystem of the watershed. It is time for consumers in Europe to understand that every time they buy a rose grown on Lake Naivasha, they help destroy – perhaps forever – the exquisite place where Isaak Dinesen’s Out of Africa was filmed

 

Fresh water is quickly becoming big business, and a preserve of the wealthy. The world’s most fundamental and indispensable resource — water — is fast disappearing. A global shortage of water is looming as the most threatening ecological, economic, and political crisis of the21st century.

 

“Imagine a world in twenty years, in which no substantive progress has been made to provide basic wastewater service in the Third World, or to force industry and industrial agriculture production to stop polluting water systems, or to curb the mass movement of water by pipeline, tanker and other diversion, which will have created huge new swaths of desert.”

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