Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation


Water attracting more attention in the climate agenda

Even though the climate discussions that took place in Durban last November / December sometimes seemed not to be going anywhere, it is clear that water is slowly getting more attention at the talks.

The politics of water in Uganda: today and tomorrow

In Uganda, where government has wholeheartedly embraced globalization as the way forward for development, water utilities are completely privatized. Unfortunately this has worsened corruption, degradation of ecosystems, excessive and careless consumption and wastage of water, contamination and salination of water bearings, aquifers and dams.

Carbon Credit trading: the case of Uganda

There is a growing phenomenon sweeping the poor countries: land grabbing.  The World Bank estimates that in 2009 60 million hectares of land were purchased or leased in the poor countries.

No water in the 'COP'.

It has been almost a week since I arrived in this middle class city of Durban, one of the most expensive place on this planet. While the fooprint is very visible here and there, lot of good things in town easily deviate your mind from that sad past. One of them is the good signal you read in your hotel room: TAP WATER IS SAFE TO BE DRUNK IN OUR CITY. What a good news. At least, here...

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