Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation

June 2010

Films for Water and Sanitation Advocacy

I know that many of you are working on adding film as a medium for sharing your work and learning.

Filling the gaps at the UN civil society consultation on the MDGs

Lajana Manandhar

The following is a guest post from Lajana Manandhar, FANSA steering committee member and Country Convenor of FAN Nepal pictured right, about her participation at t

World Water Forum views from FANAS and FAN MEX

Jaime Bastos Neto, one of the Directors of Ipanema Institue in Brazil and member of FAN South America (FANAS) talks about his impressions of the 6th World World Water Forum Kick Off meeting in Mars

Southern CSO voice influencing and collaborating at the United Nations

Lajana Manandhar, FANSA steering committee member and Country Convenor of FAN Nepal, is making most of her opportunity to input in to the UN General Assembly CSO Hearings on MDG+10 summit this week in order to influence the preparatory process for the High-level Plenary Meeting on 20-22 September 2010. She is currently in New York participating in the convention.

6th World Water Forum. Will this be The Forum for Solutions?

Just over a week since I returned from WWF6 preparatory meeting, I am  sharing a few further observations and updates from the meeting.

 

Lajana at the MDG +10 Civil Society Consultation

CSO hearings at the UN in Washington

Lajana Manandhar, FANSA steering committee member and Country Convenor of FAN Nepal (pictured right and below), gave a powerful speech to a room full of government representatives about t

FANAS attracts interest at 4th Assembly of the Global Environmental Facility

Executive Director of the Ipanema Institute, Ninon Machado, represented FAN on one of its key themes – the rights to water and sanitation – at the 4th Assembly of the Global Environmental Facility

Mexico now world's biggest consumer of bottled water

In May, FAN Mex took part in a press conference organized by the consumers’ rights NGO El poder del consumidor and Food and Water Watch, to highlight that Mexico is now the biggest consumer of bottled water worldwide.

Community training on the rights to water and sanitation

Community training on the rights to water and sanitation

FAN Nepal members have been engaging community members to inform them about their rights to water and sanitation. The training has been a real success and have captured the attention of local government and received a lot of media coverage.

Visit WASHwatch.org, a new advocacy resource for civil society

WASHwatch.org, a new online advocacy tool for the water and sanitation sector (WASH), will make it easy for civil society to monitor their governments’ political declarations on WASH.

UWASNET at the Climate Change Negotiations

While I was in Bonn for Water Day and the Climate Change negotiations, I ran into Isaac Kabongo the Executive Director of Ecological Christian Organisation (ECO) and a member of the Uganda Water an

6th World Water Forum for the developed or the developing world?

It’s 8.30pm on Thursday 3rd June and I have just left the grand evening reception of the 6th World Water Forum Kick-off meeting, held in the Hotel du Ville at the beautiful old port of Marseille.