Water Justice News: FAME


To promote the series of reports on the right to water and sanitation commissioned by the Blue Planet Project, communications officer Matthew Ramsden designed a multi-lingual bookmark that could be easily given out to people this week in Marseille, France.
The blue bookmark – in English, Spanish and French – says, “A RIGHT TO WATER FOR […]



An estimated 5,000 people marched for water justice this afternoon on the streets of Marseille, France.
The march was joyful, creative, musical and fun. It was a march with a feeling of ascendancy by a movement that had won a human right and was ready to take it further.
The morning started cloudy and overcast, but by […]


We are at FAME (Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau/ Alternative World Water Forum) this afternoon in ‘Cabaret Rouge 1′ for a Municipal Services Project (MSP) session on the need to connect research and activism. The session was introduced by saying that researchers need to be activists, and activists need to be researchers.
Council of Canadians chairperson […]



Several thousand people have gathered for the opening ceremony of FAME (Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau/ Alternative World Water Forum) at ‘Dock des Sud’ in Marseille, France.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow is on stage now with numerous water justice activists including Oscar Olivera, Anne Le Strat and other movement leaders.
FAME is the people-centred, water […]

Mar 102012

Euractiv reports, “Competing international conferences (are) taking place in Marseille next week… The Alternative World Water Forum – known by its French acronym FAME, or Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau – says it offers a ‘democratic’ choice to the other Marseille gathering they say represents an élite that ignores the need for affordable water. …(While) […]

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