12 Apr 2015

The World Water Council

How do you keep track of all the organisations that have an impact on our environment?
I have just discovered the World Water Council who are holding their 7th Forum this week - 12th to 17th April.  Their mission is:
"to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on earth."
Unfortunately all too often big business has the biggest say in water matters. On 25th March however, a court in Jakarta  canceled the world’s largest water privatization scheme because the corporations were violating the basic human right to water.

According to SumOfUs 'Corporate water profiteers like Nestle have been shamelessly working to bottle and sell the world’s water supply -- sucking up precious groundwater even in drought-stricken parts of India, Australia, California, and Canada.'

The Green Party's International Policy NR431 ii) aims to return control over resource extraction from trans-national companies to local indigenous populations.

World Water Day is on 22nd March every year.

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