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The Blue Planet Project’s mission is to encourage people to take action for water justice in their communities, their country and globally. We believe that education is empowerment, and crucial to building a global understanding that water is essential for life. To help in these efforts, we produce a wide variety of material that is available free for downloading and distribution from this website. If you would like more information about any of our materials, please contact us at 1-800-387-7177 or by e-mail at blueplanet@canadians.org.

 

The ambition and breadth of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Agenda has been the object of both praise and ridicule. Some have scoffed at the sheer number of initiatives, describing the 17-goal and 169-target plan as the “leave no target behind” agenda. In addition, the global development plan was produced by a range of actors […]

 

A new report by the Water Citizens’ Network in Ghana traces the history of resistance to pre-paid water metres and the successful campaign to stop the Ghanaian government’s most recent attempts to implement metering schemes. The report argues that the government’s latest initiative – a direct result of pressures from the World Bank and International […]

 

On July 28, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a historic resolution recognizing the human rights to water and sanitation as “essential for the full enjoyment of the right to life.” This paper examines what has transpired in the five years since these resolutions were adopted and what remains to be done.

 

English Este documento examina tres estrategias utilizadas a nivel nacional por coaliciones de movimientos sociales en El Salvador con el fin de hacer frente a la crisis del agua al desafiar sus causas sistémicas. Estas estrategias incluyen: una prohibición nacional de la minería metálica, una enmienda constitucional que reconoce el derecho humano al agua y […]

 

As the world’s biggest water profiteer, the French multinational Veolia Environment has had to reinvent its corporate image several times over the decades because of corruption scandals, human rights violations and bad labour practices. Today, Veolia continues to seek new markets outside its traditional base in Europe. The company owns hundreds of subsidiaries, including Veolia […]

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