Water Justice News: Maude Barlow

 

Yesterday, the Associated Press reported, “The world’s nations achieved a U.N. goal of cutting in half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water five years ahead of the 2015 target, the United Nations announced Tuesday. A report issued by the U.N. children’s agency and the World Health Organization said over 2 billion […]

 

Tages-Anzeiger is a German-language Swiss national daily newspaper with a circulation of 550,000 readers. The newspaper reports, “In the small Pakistani community of Bhati Dilwan, a former village councilor says children are being sickened by filthy water. Who’s to blame? He says it’s bottled water-maker Nestlé, which dug a deep well that is depriving locals […]

 

Maude Barlow, former UN advisor on water, ‘Alternative Nobel’ prize winner and founder of the Blue Planet Project, has condemned the Botswana government’s failure to allow Bushmen to access water. Barlow’s remarks come a week after the United Nations declared water a fundamental human right, and two weeks after a Botswana High Court judge ruled […]

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