Water Justice News: World Water Forum

 

Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe – who has stated that the idea of water as a basic human right is “extreme” – is attending the corporate World Water Forum in Marseille, France. He made comments there yesterday as his corporation launched their report ‘Creating Shared Value Report 2011, which outlines their take on the need for […]

 

This evening, about 20 water justice activists from France, Spain, Belgium, Britain, Canada, the United States, Bolivia and the Philippines met in Marseille to plan for a meeting tomorrow afternoon with governments attending the World Water Forum. Invitations have gone to all governments asking them to step outside the corporate-dominated conference to meet with civil […]

 

The Council of Canadians and Blue Planet Project have signed a global ‘call to action for the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation’. That statement says, “We, the undersigned organizations, are deeply concerned that the 6th World Water Forum plans to adopt a Ministerial Declaration that fails to commit States to the realization […]

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) […]

2012 World Water Forum

Posted on March 9, 2012  Tagged with: ,
Mar 092012
 

The Council of Canadians has been challenging the World Water Forum for more than 12 years. The 6th World Water Forum will take place March 12-17 in Marseille, France.

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