Toronto Water Justice Gathering

Posted on August 25, 2014  Tagged with:
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Encuentro por la justicia del agua en Toronto >>

The Blue Planet Project and allies are organizing a Water Justice Gathering that will take place this September 8-11 in Toronto.

It will bring together policy and advocacy groups and activists from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa working on water justice issues. The goal of the meeting is to create a strategic and coordinated 3-5 year plan to counter the corporate takeover of water resources and promote public water for all.

Over the past decade, the global water justice movement has worked to bring human rights, social justice, indigenous, peasant and environmental organizations and movements together in the fight for water justice. This movement has proven to be enormously effective in fighting for local control of water systems and countering the propaganda of corporations, international financial institutions and governments promoting a neoliberal agenda for solving the world’s water crisis. Despite our incredible successes, we now find ourselves in a crucial moment to stand back, take stock of where we are and where we are going, and renew our commitment not only to this work but to the next generation of goals.

Some sessions will be accessible online via webinar. Sessions will be streamed on:

Monday, September 8, 10:00 am –12:30pm EST
Tuesday September 9, 9:00- 1:00 pm EST
Thursday September 11, 10:00 am –12:30 pm EST

The URLS are:


Convening organizations:
Blue Planet Project
Corporate Accountability International
Focus on the Global South
Food and Water Watch
La Red Vida
Ingenieras sin fronteras, Catalunya
Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy
Municipal Services Project
Public Services International
Transnational InstituteBackground resources:

1. Human right to water:

2. Water resource struggles:

3. Anti-privatization and pro-public campaigns:

Participating organizations:
Rede Guarani / Serra Geral
Integrated Social Development Center (ISODEC)
NAPM India
Plataforma de Acuerdos Públicos Comunitarios
Red Vida
Foundation for Grassroots Initiatives in Africa (GrassRootsAfrica)
Focus on the Global South
Asesoria a Programas y proyectos de desarrollo – ASPRODE
Corporación Ecológica y Cultural Penca de Sábila
Women for Change and Housing Assembly
Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, Badwani (MP) India
Peasants Association of Ghana
Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD)
EYATH’S trade union and “SOSte to NERO” coalition
Blue Planet Project
Ingenieras sin frontera Catalunya
Internacional de Servicios Públicos
AMRTA Institute
Public Services International (Africa and Arab Countries)
Nairobi Water
Secretaria General del Sindicato de Trabajadores de Acuavalle de Colombia
Kenya Government Workers’ Union
Tanzania Union of Industrial and Commercial Workers (TUICO)
Public Utilities Workers Union (PUWU) of Ghana Trade Union Congress
Nagpur Municipal Services Corporation Employees Union
Corporate Accountability International
Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria(ERA/FoEN)
Grassy Narrows (FN)
Forum Social Sénégalais
Transnational Institute
Food and Water Watch
Food & Water Europe
Polaris Institute
Italian Forum
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