Water Justice News

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

 

Calgary-based Infinito Gold Inc. wants to operate an open-pit gold mine in Costa Rica’s Northern Zone near the Nicaragua border. As reported by Tico Times, “In 2006, then-president Óscar Arias signed a decree saying the mine was in Costa Rica’s public interest and gave the go-ahead to the project, which was already facing stiff opposition […]

Dec 062011
 

Since coming back from the Bonn Conference on the water, food and energy nexus where I met up with fellow civil society activists, I have been trying to figure out how we can stand against the corporate machine building up towards RIO+20. The Bonn conference organised by the German government aims to influence RIO+20 outcomes […]

Bolivia scraps controversial highway plan

Posted on October 22, 2011  Tagged with:
Oct 222011
 

Al Jazeera English reports, “Evo Morales, the president of Bolivia, has announced that he is scrapping plans to build a highway through a nature reserve in Bolivia’s jungle lowlands, bowing to public pressure after a two-month protest march by Amazon Indians.” “Bolivia’s leftist president said he would veto a law passed last week that green-lighted […]

Right to Water in Mexican Constitution

Posted by on September 29, 2011  Tagged with: ,
Sep 292011
 

I am so excited to announce that the Mexican Senate has voted to add the right to water to the Constitution just moments ago! This initiative also adds the right to a healthy environment! The initiative now needs to be voted in the majority of the state legislations, which might still take a few months, […]

 

For years, Mexican organizations have been pushing our government to acknowledge the human right to water and act accordingly. The Coalition of Mexican Organizations for the Right to Water (COMDA), together with other organizations, started a campaign for the right to water in 2006. However, it seemed unlikely at that time such an initiative would […]

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