FANMex invita a todos sus miembros y otras organizaciones de sociedad civil u organizaciones comunitarias a presentar sus trabajos al “Premio de Acciones de Agua y Adaptación en las Américas”. El objetivo es el de recopilar las acciones y experiencias locales y exitosas de adaptación al cambio climático en materia de agua en las Américas, así como las lecciones aprendidas a través de la implementación de éstas, y fomentar su réplica en otras partes del pais y del continente.
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.
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.
In December 2011, FAN Global joined forces with End Water Poverty (EWP) for the first time to facilitate an international advocacy planning meeting for water and sanitation activists.
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...
Watch FAN members speak their messages and their thoughts on the conference itself and their hopes going forward.
FAN members Sena Alouka from Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement in Lomé, Togo, and Rolando Castro from CEDARENA in Costa Rica are raising the importance of water issues in climate change at COP17 in Durban.
On 16, 17 and 18 November, many FAN members participated in the Bonn Nexus conference which examined the nexus of water, energy and food security in the run up to Rio+20 next year.
A group of researchers with Conservation International and World Wildlife Fund have co-authored a paper focusing on the water-related threats and opportunities presented by climate change to the development and conservation communities.