Books & Reports

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


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.” The resolution also called on States and international organizations to provide financial resources, capacity-building and technology transfers through international assistance and cooperation, especially [...]


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 [...]

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