Water Justice News

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

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August 17, 2015 – 3:37pm In a Guardian article, “Without ensuring universal access to water, there can be no food security”, Lyla Mehta highlights how the human right to water and sanitation has been won, but how existing power dynamics from the local …

 

August 3, 2015Joint Media Release  On Sunday, August 2, United Nations member states unanimously agreed on the final text that will be adopted by heads of state at the UN summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda in late September. The post…

 

July 28, 2015 – 9:18am By  Meera Karunananthan and Aine O’Connor
On this day five years ago, the United Nations formally recognized the human right to water and sanitation by passing resolution 64/292. Social movements who campaigned for it saw the hu…

 

July 15, 2015 – 2:25pm
Published in The Nation, July 15, 2015

?For years, Americans dismissed dire water shortages as a problem of the Global South. Now the crisis is coming home.
The United Nations reports that we have 15 years to avert a full-bl…

 

In advance of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development to take place in Addis Ababa from July 13-16, the Blue Planet Project, Public Services International, Education International, Sisters of Mercy – Mercy International Association, Franciscans International and the Transnational Institute have spearheaded a global petition calling for safeguards against the corporate takeover of [...]

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