Water Justice News: World Water Forum


Statement by Maude Barlow and Wenonah Hauter on the World Water Forum
The 6th World Water Forum this week, despite lagging attendance and Sarkozy reneging on his promise to attend, has still been an opportunity for multinational water corporations to solidify their plans to further privatize nature at Rio+20. Thanks to Canada’s successful effort to weaken […]


The corporate World Water Forum is dead. Long live the Alternative World Water Forum.


Many are now saying that the World Water Forum has seen its time come and go. While attendance at the last forum in Istanbul had been estimated at up to 25,000 people, even Benedito Braga, the chief organizer for the Marseille forum, […]


After an early-morning planning meeting over breakfast, Ottawa-based Council of Canadians/ Blue Planet Project campaigner Meera Karunananthan, Mexico City-based Blue Planet Project organizer Claudia Campero Arena, New Delhi-based Blue Planet Project organizer Madhuresh Kumar, and Durban-based Blue Planet Project organizer Mary Galvin fanned out across Marseille for various water justice actions:
Meera Karunananthan
Forum Alternatif Mondial de […]



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 […]


Bangladesh, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia, Spain, and Uruguay have sent a communiqué to all World Water Forum stakeholders that highlights, “The recognition of the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 64/292 and Human Rights Council resolution 15/9 is a momentous step forward.”
The […]

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