Water Justice News

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


New Delhi, December 29 : World Bank funding in water sector have had a turbulent history in India. In 1993, they had to withdraw their funding from Sardar Sarovar Project on Narmada river after stiff opposition from Narmada Bachao Andolan nationally and internationally. For nearly next ten years World Bank didn’t support any major dams […]

Action Alert for Temacapulín, México

Posted by on December 23, 2011  Tagged with:
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Christmas and New Year’s Holiday bring mixed feelings to Temacapulín. This is a town that has seen many people migrate to cities in Mexico and the US and the holiday season brings many back home to celebrate with their family and friends in their hometown. However, the holiday season is also feared because those pushing […]

Dec 162011

Business News Americas reports, “Chilean water utility Essal will auction the 40.5% stake the government holds in the company on December 16. …Last December, Chile’s government announced it would sell its stake in four water companies to pay for reconstruction following the massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central-southern Chile in February of that year. …The […]


Earlier this week, the Santiago Times reports, “On Monday, executives from Endesa and Colbún, the energy companies behind the controversial HidroAysén hydroelectric project slated for Patagonia, presented their proposed route for power lines to transfer electricity from five dams in southern Chile north to the central Metropolitan Region.”
Today, a Natural Resources Defense Council blog notes, […]

NEWS: Discussions begin on Rio+20 outcome document

Posted by on December 16, 2011  Tagged with:
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The United Nations News Centre reports, “Delegates from United Nations Member States gathered in New York (on Thursday) to begin discussions on inputs, the structure and format of the outcome document to be finalized by world leaders at next year’s UN conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro.” Member States are meeting now to […]

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