Water Justice News: Marseille


On Saturday March 17, an estimated 5,000 people marched for water justice on the streets of Marseille, France. With this as the background, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow was interviewed about the World Water Forum and the history of the alternative water forums that have challenged the corporate-controlled ‘official forum’.
To see that video, which […]


In Marseille, France last week, the Council of Canadians met with Blaine Grinder at the Alternative World Water Forum.
As he notes in his blog, “My name is Blaine Grinder I am an Indigenous leader of Tl’etinqox, one of the six communities of the Tsilhqot’in Nation, I have been asked by Chiefs as well as Nation […]


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 […]


The Guardian UK reports, “Governments have been accused of backtracking on their commitments after ministers at the World Water Forum were charged with failing to define water and sanitation as human rights. In a ministerial declaration, eighty-four government ministers and dozens of other national representatives endorsed the five-page statement calling for a ‘new approach’ to […]



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 […]

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