Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation

December 2010

Civil society urges Nepal govenment to accelerate progress on sanitation

In Nepal, civil society organizations urged the government to accelerate its activities to tackle the sanitation crisis and provide sanitation to all citizens.

Cabinet approves Regional Strategy on Climate Change

The Council of Ministers of the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD), the environmental agency of the Central American Integration System (SICA), under the President Pro Tempore of Belize, approved the Regional Strategy on Climate Change (ER-CC) in XLVII Regular Meeting, held in Belize City on 10 and 11 November this year. In this way fulfills the mandate in the Declaration of the Summit of Presidents and Heads of State of the SICA countries held last July 20, 2010 in San Salvador.

FANCA Honduras celebrates its National Assembly

With the participation of more than 70 members of FANCA, representing the Water Boards, NGOs and environmental associations from all regions of Honduras, and in an atmosphere of great camaraderie, held the National Assembly of FANCA - Honduras, 21 and 22 November in Nacaome Department of Valle.

Rights competition winners announced

FANCA and BothEnds held this contest that seeks to highlight successful community experiences in the field of Human Right to Water.

Court rules "NO" to open mining in Crucitas

Campaigners in Costa Rica celebrated a historic vistory which saw a court ruling not only recognise the damage done so far by banning and penalising the Canadian multinational responsible but also saw open pit gold mining itself permanently banned from the country, making Costa Rica the first country to be free of this dangerous industry throughout the Americas.

La Ceiba hosts FANCA regional committee meeting

26 and November 27 was the second meeting of the Regional Committee of FANCA 2010 in La Ceiba, Honduras, which included participation of all National Focal Points, the FANCA Secretariat and special guest Danielle Morley, Executive Secretary of FAN global.

Race for water in Valle de Bravo

For 6th consecutive year, last October 23, 2010, the Contracorrientes-Fondo Pro Cuenca Valle de Bravo AC and Altius called both visitors and residents of Valle de Bravo to participate in the race for the water.

New water plan for the watershed of the Amecameca's rivers

FANMex member Guardianes de los Volcanes participated in developing a Comprehensive Plan for Water Resources Management of River Subbasin Amecameca whose aim is to a

The scientific perspective on adaptation to climate change

On 29 and 30 September 2010, the National Ecology Institute (INE), the National Water Commission (CNA) and the Mexican Academy of Sciences organised a meeting of sc

Altered planet - major exhibition on climate change

390 ppm. Planeta alterado. Cambios climáticos y México

Mexico's first anthropogenic climate change exhibition, Altered planet.

Tepozteco project analysis

Taller del BPD e IRDC con los diversos actores del proyecto Tepozteco

FAN member SARAR-transformation, together with all stakeholders in the TepozEco project, has conducted a review of sustainability in the sanitation project.

Coalition to address water issues in climate change

The Coalition for Water and Climate (Water and Climate Coalition, WCC) is a global coalition that seeks to place water management in the heart of policy responses to climate change. It seeks to combine the various actors in the water community and promote an integrated gradually and international policies on water and climate change.