Blue Planet Project

 

The City of Cape Town seems to have finally realised, after 15 years of grassroots organizing that Water Management Devices (WMD) need to go. The bad news is that its new proposal will continue to deprive people of adequate water supplies.

 

Blue Communities are those that are committed to other ways of relating to nature. They protect water as a common good, are against its privatization and in favor of public community partnerships. The Blue Communities Project is an initiative that was born in Canada in 2009, created by the Council of Canadians and the Canadian […]

 

Blue Planet Project Research Fellow Adrian Murray traveled to Cape Town in March, at the height of the city’s water crisis. These are his reflections, accompanied by photos exploring the the daily experience of water and sanitation in one of the city’s many informal settlements. After several years of drought, water levels in the reservoirs […]

 

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 […]

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PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, took the floor at the UN High Level Political Forum during the first global review of SDG 6, water and sanitation, emphasizing that, rather than promoting failed PPPs, the SDG process should look at public-public partnerships that are nourishing around the world. Water and sanitation services underpin our societies and […]

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