Water Justice News: World Water Forum


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 […]

Mar 182012

AGI Italy reports that Pope Benedict XVI at Sunday Mass today commented on the 6th World Water Forum. The Pope said, “Despite some progress, an adequate access to potable water is not yet guaranteed to a good portion of the world’s population”.
A document published by the Ponticial Council for Justice and Peace on occasion of […]


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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