Water Justice News

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


Evanderson Xavier, Mayor of Cambuquira, expressed his thanks after receiving his city’s Blue Community certificate: With my compliments, I thank you for your visit to our beloved Cambuquira and also for the “Blue Community” designation certificate for our city. I take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to protecting our mineral waters as well as [...]

Jul 162014

July 16, 2014 – 10:06am
The issue of water shut-offs in Detroit has garnered the attention of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes.
The Detroit News reports, “A bankruptcy judge says thousands of Detroit water shut-offs are ‘bad publicity’ for the city…

Jul 102014

July 10, 2014 – 11:52am The Council of Canadians condemns the unwarranted arrests this morning of Detroit residents who blocked the entrance to Homrich Wrecking Inc., the company contracted to shut-off residential water service. Council of Canadians ch…

Jul 082014

Como ustedes saben, el Grupo de Trabajo sobre Minería en la ONU y el Proyecto Planeta Azul han encabezado la reciente carta, y pidieron firmas,  sobre la necesidad de que el Grupo de Trabajo Abierto (GTA) sobre los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) para que se incluya una mención explícita de la necesidad de garantizar [...]


The Mining Working Group at the UN and the Blue Planet Project have spearheaded a recent sign-on letter on the need for the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals to include an explicit mention of the need to guarantee the human right to water and sanitation. The letter has garnered more than 300 sign-ons [...]

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