Freshwater Action Network
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FAN Global secretariat open for business

 

After the closure in August, the FAN Global secretariat is now open for business again. 

First UNFCCC technical workshop on water and climate change impacts and adaptation strategies , held in Mexico city

Water and climate change, UNFCCC hold a SBSTA technical workshop

I was very happy to participate in the UNFCCC technical workshop on water and climate change on 18-20 July 2012. The workshop resulted from the lobbying work myself and my colleagues carried out at COP16 in Cancun when FAN worked with the Water and Climate Coalition to get water included in the climate change agenda.

Added value of FAN, WSSCC, EWP and WaterAid

In early 2012, FAN Global, End Water Poverty (EWP), WaterAid and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) worked together on a network mapping exercise to strategically align a

Científica mexicana a cargo del Programa Hidrológico de la UNESCO

Blanca Jiménez Cisneros

 

Blanca Elena Jiménez Cisneros, vicepresidenta de la Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, fue designada directora de la División de Ciencias del Agua y Secretaría del Programa Hidrológico Internacional de la Organización de Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (Unesco) por parte de su directora,Irina Bokova, luego de una convocatoria pública abierta.

Understanding FAN, WSSCC, EWP and WaterAid

This page attempts to briefly map out the differences and areas of collaboration between FAN Global, End Water Poverty (EWP), WaterAid and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSS

Independencia

¡El 1º de agosto de 2012 su red se convertirá en una organización independiente. Acompáñenos para celebrar este importante logro.

Indépendance

Le 1er août 2012, votre réseau deviendra une organisation indépendante.

 

Rio+20: Mis sentires

 

Nelly Libeyre, Grupo de Estudios Ambientales/FANMex

 

De manera general, mi experiencia en Brasil para Río+20, la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas y la Cúpula dos Povos-Cumbre de los Pueblos, del 13 al 23 de junio, fue buena. Sin embargo, pasé por un poquito por todos los estados de ánimo: de la incomprensión, decepción y frustración hasta la motivación, confianza e inspiración.

The future we DON’T want

 

FAN Mexico, FAN Central America and FAN South America, three of the regional members of  Freshwater Action Network, are deeply concerned with the results of the Rio+20 Conference document, where the proposed solutions by the major groups and NGOs have been mainly eliminated, leaving a document without real commitments thus representing "the future we DON’T want".

Act now!! Sign on letter to save the rights to water and sanitation at Rio+20

The new negotiating text, redrafted by the Brazilian government needs improving! Even though we achieved to have the Human Right to water and sanitation mentioned on previous drafts, the current reference to the Human Right to water and sanitation is not legally binding once the reference to the UN resolution on Human Right to water and sanitation has been removed.

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