Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation

March 2012

WES in national news for World Water Day

One World Water Day 2012, the Nation News in Malawi, published a feature on the WES network, the national civil society network in Malawi. 

Deleting our rights, bracketing our future

Paul Quintos from Ibon international blogs from the UNCSD/Rio 20 preparatory meeting this week on the importance of a People's Summit at Rio+20. 

FAN Global at the 6th World Water forum

With over 60 members attending the event and participating in over 20 sessions, FAN Global voices rung out throughout 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, contributing to the debates and decisions that affect them and the people they work to serve.

Member reflections from the forum

Read a selection of reflections from members who attended the 6th World Water Forum - on the highs, the lows, the learning and what they'll take home.

FAN members in the 'village of solutions'

The Village of Solutions seeked to raise participants’ awareness through exhibits and special events in an interactive and educational way. The 'village' included a school, library, town hall, factory and bank and solutions related to these areas were displayed in each of the creatively designed spaces. Of the 1,500 solutions that were submitted to the forum, only 70 were selected. Those 70 included six FAN members.

Rajamouli determined to work for rights

Kusum Rajamouli, a local Panchyat leader from Gangadevpalli village in a southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, India, recently attended the 6th World Water Forum. Read his reflections on the political process. 

ANEW member wins 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize

ANEW member Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) received the 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize at the closing ceremony of the 6th world water forum in Marseille France on 17th March 2012. This is the second time a FAN member has won the Kyoto Water prize in just the three years since the prize was launched.

FANSA member Prakash Amatya on his 6WWF solution

Watch Prakash Amatya talk through his solution at the 6th World Water Forum.

World Water Forum 6 in Marseille, France

The Sixth World Water Forum in Marseille, France kicked off on Monday 12 March. Over 20 thousand people from 144 countries discussed for a week water issues and make decisions for the future of this vital liquid. The event involved representatives, legislators, ministers, business, and civil society representatives, among others. 

The week in pictures: 6th World Water Forum

Watch a slideshow of images from the 6th World Water Forum

Butterfly Effect reaction to 6th WWF ministerial declaration


Read the Butterfly Effect reaction to the 6th World Water Forum ministerial declaration. 

ANEW member Sena Alouka on FAN Global side event

Sena Alouka, Executive Director, Young Volunteers for the Environment, Togo on the FAN Global Side Event.