Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation

June 2011

Progress for water in UNFCCC

We are pleased to report on progress with our mission to create space for better consideration of water, within the heavy politics of climate change negotiations. 

FANSA partner CEJ celebrates World Environment Day

Over 5,000 visitors from the different locations in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka learnt about the importance of forest during the two day Youth Environment Camp organized on the 5-6th June 2011.

Water & Climate Change: will it make the agenda in Bonn?


Alex Simalabwi, from our partner Global Water Partnership, sent me an email with an update on the deliberations (or non-deliberations more like) at the UNFCCC negotiations in Bonn this week which he agreed I could share with you. He thinks all is not lost despite the lack of progress. Read on to find out more. 

III Community Water Management Fair Mexico 2011

The third Community Water Management Fair, Mexico, is a learning forum for local government, communities, academics and students on topics including mining, water management, sanitation and pollution organised by Grupo de Estudios Anbientales AC (GEA) and takes place on 8-10 June 2011.

CSD 19 fails to end in negotiated agreement

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Rubens Born, FANAS founder member from the Instituto Vitae Civilis  is closely following the processes running up to Rio+20. He reports on developments at the 19th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 19).