Water Justice News

Updates from around the world about the global water crisis, and the struggle for water justice.

 

January 20, 2016 – 10:53am

Barlow met with Right2Water Ireland activists in Dublin in November 2015.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow will be speaking at a major conference of about 800 people in Dublin, Ireland on Feb. 13.
The Right2W…

 

January 15, 2016 – 4:10pm
Photo: Michael Moore says #ArrestGovSnyder.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan continues.
Flint is a majority-black city of about 99,000 people, situated an hour north of Detroit.
Flint’s drinking water supply became contam…

 

In light of mounting evidence of the failures of the private water system in Nagpur, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) – Canada’s largest union – and the Blue Planet Project (BPP), a global advocate for the human right to water and sanitation are standing in solidarity with the Nagpur Municipal Corporation Employees Union and the residents of Nagpur and calling for water services to be returned to public hands.

 

January 13, 2016 – 9:16am
Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold has suspended work on its controversial Skouries mine.
The Associated Press reports, “[Eldorado Gold CEO Paul] Wright accused the Greek government of using the mining project as a ‘political toy’…

 

January 8, 2016 – 9:16am
   
The Marathon oil refinery and the emptied Oakwood Heights neighbourhood. Photos by Brent Patterson.
On Oct. 26, 2015, the Council of Canadians visited Detroit to learn more about environmental and water justice issues …

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