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Water cluster three priorities for Rio+20


On 8 June, FAN Global submitted three top priorities on behalf of the WASH cluster to the NGO Major Group which will be compiled into a compendium along with all other cluster priorities. The final compendium will be attached to a document comprising of a brief introduction of agreed principles outlining key demands by all Major Groups.

ANEW members at Africa Water Week

Hear from FAN membersCatherine Ngaba (Vice-Chair of ANEW), Ngabaghila Chatata (Network Coordinator, Water and Environmental Sanitation Network, Malawi) and Hanan El-Amin (Founder & Chairperson for Environmental Union, Sudan) about their thoughts on Africa Water Week in a video from the event.

FANSA-Kerala and the World Walks for Water and Sanitation


On the eve of World Water Day-2012, FANSA Kerala Chapter celebrated the event with various activities including World Walks for Water and Sanitation, Seminars, Street-play, Cultural events with recitation of poems by 20 eminent malayalam poets on "rivers, streams, lakes, rain, water, hygiene and waste”.

Rights - how can they really make a difference?

Louisa Gosling, WaterAid's Programme Support Advisor


Did you miss the webinar on implementation of the Human Rights to water and Sanitation hosted by the World Bank and the Rural Water Supply Network? Louisa Gosling, WaterAid's Programme Support Advisor, summarises the lively and challenging discussions. 

FANSA Kerala chapter celebrates World Environment Day 2012


Freshwater Action Net Work South Asia (FANSA)- Kerala Chapter celebrates World Environment Day 2012 (WED-2012) on 5th June 2012 at Kottarakara in Kollam District, Kerala with various events including Seminars, WED-2012 rallies, distribution of tree saplings, cultural events of school children, Quiz competition, poetry recitation on environment and more.

FAN Award Winners of Environmental Art Contest

Environment Action Association’s 11th Annual International Art contest


Congratulations to all the winners of the Environment Action Association’s 11th Annual International Art contest. We would especially like to give a huge round of applause to the three lucky winners in FAN’s Special Awards category.

Commitment to human rights essential for ensuring true sustainable development


Freshwater Action Network welcomed the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation’s open letter on 24 May 2012 calling on states to recommit to the human right to water and sanitation at Rio+20 in the run up to the third round of ‘informal informal’ negotiations.

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