Books & Reports

Books and reports covering a wide range of water related topics.

 

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 [...]

 

Español This paper examines three national-level strategies championed by social movement coalitions in El Salvador in order to address the freshwater crisis by challenging its systemic causes. These strategies include: a national ban on metal mining, a constitutional amendment recognizing the human right to water, and a general water law that legally establishes social control [...]

 

“Civil society groups and member states have called for the recognition of the human right to water and sanitation within the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) framework. As international organizations representing frontline communities, workers and policy experts, we also call on member states to ensure the push for private sector participation in the areas of water [...]

 

Maude Barlow, founder of the Blue Planet Project and Chair of Food & Water Watch, recently visited Detroit, Michigan in the United States and heard firsthand accounts from residents who were having their water services cut off by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD). This report was produced from information gathered by Maude Barlow, [...]

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