Meera Karunananthan

Meera Karunananthan is a Water Campaigner for the Council of Cana­dians and also works internationally on behalf of the Blue Planet Project. Meera is pursing a PhD in geography at the university of Ottawa. She works with allied groups on water rights and rights of nature issues.

 

Maude Barlow, founder of the Blue Planet Project, sent a letter today to Governor Fernando Pimental of the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil urging him to halt all plans to sell a state-run water park. The region is famous for its mineral waters, which is reputed as the most pristine source of water in […]

 

October 13, 2016 – 12:49pm

From left: Peter Jans, city councillor, representative of the City of St.Gallen; Sybille Minder Hochreutener, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Applied Sciences; Prof. Dr. Thomas Dyllick, Professor of Management with special focus on Sustainability Management; and Stefanie Graf, Leader of the Rectorate Staff Unit of the University of Teacher Education
From left: Peter Jans, city councillor, representative of the City of St.Gallen; Sybille Minder Hochreutener, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Applied Sciences; Prof. Dr. Thomas Dyllick, Professor of Management with special focus on Sustainability Management; and Stefanie Graf, Leader of the Rectorate Staff Unit of the University of Teacher Education

The Blue Planet Project congratulates the City of St.Gallen in Switzerland for becoming the latest community to join the Blue Communities Project. More than 300 people were present at the ceremony in St. Gallen on September 24 where city councillor Peter Jans unveiled the certificate announcing that St.Gallen had achieved the designation of Blue Community by:

  1. Recognising the right to water as a human right;
  2. Promoting the use of tap water from public infrastructure by ensuring that municipal facilities and services offer water from public taps wherever possible;
  3. Managing water responsibly;
  4. Promoting publicly financed, owned, and operated water and wastewater services;
  5. Cultivating public–public partnerships with international partners and advocating the right to water at the international level.

The Blue Planet also applauds the University of St.Gallen for becoming the third Blue University after the University of Bern, Switzerland and the University of Lavras in Brazil. Blue Universities are committed to promoting research on water issues from a public interest perspective to counter the growing trend of corporate sponsorships promoting private interests in academia.

 

April 21, 2016 – 1:00pm A letter was sent today to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by water justice organizations from around the world expressing deep concerns about a new “high-level” panel convened by the World Bank at the United Nations focusi…

 

March 15, 2016 – 4:37pm To commemorate World Water Day on March 22, we are pleased to announce the launch of “Public Water for All,” the first module of a new Water Justice Toolkit aimed at supporting frontline communities in their struggles against t…

 

February 11, 2016 – 9:38am
The Blue Planet Project joined the Transnational Institute, the Municipal Services Project and other allies last week to submit recommendations for an upcoming report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe d…

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